I'm really loving this new watercolor paper that I bought last week. It's Fabriano hot press 140lb paper. The colors mix well on the paper and easy to make corrections...like lift paint off where I don't want it to be.
On this painting I started out with a 8 x 10 piece of watercolor paper. Then I used watercolor pencils to do a contour drawing of the poppies and the buds. The I colors I used were Alizarin, Transparent Orange, New Gamboge, FUB, Green Gold, and Sap Green. I basically started dropping the Alizarin and the transparent orange. Once I had the over all shape, I added more of the line work to define the buds. The brushes I used were a round #12, # 4, and #0. Daniel Smith watercolors and Schmincke transparent orange.
I just love it when a painting comes together!