Keeping things simple today. No shading, no fancy watercolor tricks, just plain, solid color on a white background. The keep-it-simple (KISS) rule always works. This painting–which was inspired by a pillow case that caught my sister’s eye–is for my sister’s new home. She wants to add a touch of orange in every room, and I’m happy to oblige. I can’t wait to pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee with my sissy in her new kitchen.
31 thoughts on “Poppies in Watercolor”
Beautiful, love it!
Thank you, Anne. I hope my sister likes it, too.
I’m sure she will. 🙂
This is beautiful! 🙂 I like the KIS rule!
Thank you. The KISS rule always works for me!
I really love that technique and the subject of your artwork. Your sister will be thrilled at how thoughtful you’ve been.
I sure hope so!
Beautiful composition and colors.
Thank you, Pat.
One of my favorite ways to paint…line, shape, and color. Beautiful!
It was so quick and easy. I completed this painting in about two hours.
Wow, sooo lovely, I love the simple shapes and colours a lot! This makes me wanna grab my own water colours 🙂 Keep it up!
Thanks, Angie. I used to follow another watercolor artist for several years. She inspired me to learn how to use watercolors. If you have a hankering, definitely give it a try. I find it very relaxing.
It’s beautiful!! Thanks for showing that simple works too!! 😀
So, this type of painting you could definitely do.
Yup..I think so…..hehe
This is so lovely, Jill! I love the colors, and the harmonious composition, and the greatly working KISS rule! 🙂 That’s a wonderful gift!
Thank you, Mary. My sister called me tonight to say she loved it. 🙂
Wow, it’s really cool and so different! The design is terrific. I love how some of those vine-ferny things look like they could be shadows. Wonderful color too!
Thanks, Cindy. I thought it might be nice to show a different style of work. I received my new Copic pens in the mail this week along with some paper made specially for them. I experimented with them a bit and was able to do some rudimentary shading, but there’s definitely a big learning curve to mastering them like you have.
Haha, you are too kind! I think I have a long way to go. 🙂
Love this! There is delicate beauty in simplicity…
It sure doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful. If I were your sister, I would LOVE it!
Wow, Jill, I have such respect and admiration for your beautiful paintings!! I’m always impressed. I especially love the colors of this one.
Thanks, Beth. The colors kind of have a fall-ish vibe. But it’s not feeling like fall this week. The temperatures have been in the high 80s.
Less is sometimes more, and the joy in this piece is bubbling over. Fantastic, Jill!
Thank you, Elena. So happy for my sister. She loves her new home and now we’re neighbors.
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