It’s hard to resist a field of poppies. Dorothy and her pals the Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Man can attest to that! A magnificent field of poppies on the way to Saint Hilaire in the south of France lead to a discussion about breaking the landscape into shapes and creating gentle textural effects. I hope you like the simplicity of my little watercolour.
“What I Saw And What I Made” - is the concept for articles that comes from my pal Christopher Schink to illustrate how an artist makes changes and modifications to his subject to create an artistic interpretation rather than a more realistic rendering. I’ve pirated his title for blog postings in which you will see photos of actual scenes and then my interpretations. I hope you will find the transformations inspiring possibilities for developing your own ideas.
What I Saw:
Instead of sketching things:
Break the landscape forms into shapes:
Test out a few variations:
What I made: