Friday, June 06, 2008

Watercolour Poppy


The poppy I painted for my darling daughter's birthday.

Today I posted Lindsay's Flying Pictures Sketchbook on to Casey. Below is a peep at what I got up to.

You can follow the adventures of all seven traveling sketchbooks here.


Editors Note: Since a lot of people seem to have the idea that I came up with this clever collage concept in Lindsay's book I had better explain.

You will see from my previous post that all congratulations are due to Lindsay. She created the collage of the little canoes traveling along a mountain river and then left me half a page with some river, a sun and half a canoe. As a transition to the two pages I was adding, I simply added a Tuscan flavour with a couple of pieces of paper Lindsay had left over.

14 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous poppy :)

The Flying sketchbooks are such a great idea :) the pages all look wonderful

Laurel Neustadter said...

Your poppy is perfect!

Lindsay said...

I have to ask what media you used for your poppy! It's lovely.

It is hard to say good bye...I have Ronell's and I'm wishing I could keep it all to myself.

Toni said...

Robyn, I'm sitting here oohing and awing over these flying journals. What a beautiful sneak peak and a beautiful poppy for your daughter.

laureline said...

How lovely, Robyn. Is today your daughter's birthday??? It is my daughter Kate's birthday!
I hope, at some point, you will do another book exchange with the addition of a certain *cough* cough* person ;D.
Signed,
Ms Pushy

Stacy said...

Beautiful poppy Robyn! I've seen them growing around here and have been thinking about how much I'd like to have them in my yard. You just reinforced that desire.

I wish I was part of your sketchbook exchange too just so I could have sketches from all of the wonderful artists participating. Of course I'd be scared silly that I would mess up someone's book!! :O

africantapestry said...

So glad we get to see this "leftover" poppy!(See, a stupid comment)It is really beautiful. I'm also trying to figure out what you've used for your canoe and river etc..so long to wait.
Ronell

Joan said...

Wonderful job on the poppy! Great entry for the flying sketchbook. Sunshine, cypress trees, etc ...what more do we need?

africantapestry said...

Aha, now I see...the half page is your work with Lindsay's paper?Very creative of you and great teamwork!
Ronell

Robyn said...

Lindsay - Thanks. I sketched the poppy's outline lightly with brown watercolour pencil and it's simply painted with watercolour.

Laura - I remember from last year that our daughters are both Gemini. Mine was born on June 1. This is the second year I have not been in Sydney for her birthday. I can't wait for her to arrive here in October.

Ronell - LOL. For those who are wondering, Ronell is just trying to make me feel better about a stupid comment.

Stacy - We are all scared of messing up! The beauty of this concept is that we can finish our pages before we attach them to the book. It still leaves half a page from the previous artist that could go wrong. I'm wondering how long it will be before I have to paste something over a 'mess'.

And thank you everyone. I'm glad you are enjoying FlyingPictures.

Lor Lor said...

Hi Robyn
Thanks for the comment. Behind the Red door, was a wonderful Japanese restaurant. It was in a lovely old Victorian Farm house in the County Antrim countryside. It has now relocated to Belfast city centre. I'm also enjoying the Flying sketchbooks project, looks like a lot of fun.

mARTa said...

I haven't been around for a a week or so and am catching up today. I can't wait to go visit the flying pictures. I think it's cool that I have already met 3 of the participants!!! You are all doing such beautiful work! I'm enjoying!

juj said...

Beautiful poppy! That rich red just glows against the white paper. And I love the trees you added to Lindsay's book. Do I see a bit of what you learned in your Japanese forays earlier this year? Hmmm, me thinks so...

Robyn said...

Lor Lor - Thanks for visiting. I'm sure FlyingPictures will continue to please - because so many of my favourite artists are involved.

Marta - Thank you for visiting and, as usual, supporting others when you should have an army to support you. Love and hugs.

Judi - Thank you :) Can you imagine my delight when I found the Japanese flavour in Lindsay's collage? Anyway I 'lifted' a couple of tiny pieces of her paper for future delights.

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