Painting the day of the poppies, Poppies ‘ Day

On the day of the poppies, it is first the fleeting vision of a memory, two young people walking in the midst of the golden and Flowered hills, covered with ruins of which the time is to be imagined, past, present or future.
The day of the poppies is a breath bathed in sunshine, caressed by the wind. Tread this intoxicated region with light. Take the time to soak up its delicate atmosphere…

Poppies’ Day is an original creation.

Video painting process timelapse for Poppies’ Day

Here is my second timelapse, also visible on my YouTube channel: YouTube channel Maïm Garnier. You can subscribe to it so you don’t miss the next videos.

Here is my painting process, form sketch to watercolour, ink and pastels.

Material used for Poppies’Day painting

Tools and materials I used for this painting:

  • Watercolor paper Arches 100% hot pressed cotton 300g/m2, here satin grain. The colors remain quite faithful in intensity and the paper absorbs well the water. Here format 26 cm x 36 cm.
  • Red and blue pencil Koh i Noor, called a copy pencil or a television pencil. Very practical in various respects, to my liking, but only once the sketch affirmed.
  • Paintbrush Raphael Watercolour “Petit-Gris Pure” 803, synthetic Da Vinci “Nova” brushes, and Pentel water brushes.
  • Watercolour painting Schmincke Horadam. I love working with this watercolor rich in pigments.
  • Watercolor Pencils Derwent Academy. They can be used in various ways and are complementary to me from the traditional watercolor. You can preview it in my videos on the blog or on my YYouTube channel.
  • Red ink and fountain pen without reservoir, China black Ink felt Faber & Castell Pitt artist.
  • Soft pastels (dry) Faber & Castell, I selected them for their exceptionally vibrant colors and their contribution of material and emotion to the creations. The pastel must be fixed at the end of the process using a dedicated fixing bomb.

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