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Flower studies

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2067poppydouble orange poppy

Sometimes I wonder why I keep painting flowers, and then I think of what Georgia O’Keeffe said:

“I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

While I don’t exactly hate flowers, she had a point. It’s much easier to find flowers to paint than people, they are certainly easier to deal with, and you don’t have to pay them. All of that is true. They are excellent studies for the mechanics of painting watercolors. And a bonus, they are colorful. So I paint flowers. And this spring, they are absolutely everywhere. Enjoy.

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  1. IntenseGuy
    May 4th, 2015 at 06:47 | #1

    I think the “bonus” of them being colorful is why you paint them! The poppy is really “popping”!

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