Poppies and Other Native Flowers

This piece was sold practically as I painted it and now lives in it’s new home. Sitting among this patch of native vegetation last week, bees buzzing around me and the sun climbing in the sky, I had a blast creating it.

It started with a good pouring of this ink on the paper.

And though I meant to take process shots, I was so involved the play of everything on the surface that this is the first time I got in a shot…

And then before I remembered to take another one, I was all done.

I love California Poppies, but in this piece what I love most is the distant landscape and other native vegetation captured in the plethora of marks you see a closeup of below.

There will be more mark-making, mixed media pieces happening soon, this is just too much fun to stop.

If you even see a piece here you would like to own, let me know. Originals start at $350, and prints at $55. Shipping extra.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Poppies and Other Native Flowers

  1. Bernadette says:

    Love, Love, Love it! Not surprised that it was sold on the spot!
    Tell me the surface you worked on. Looks like a mixed media of many supplies from your bag of tricks! Sometimes carrying a variety of many supplies finds a wonderful, useful addition.
    It is beautiful and very inspiring. Thank you

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  2. Caroline Vallis says:

    I love the organic excitement you have captured! Did you ‘blob pour’ on the ink for the poppie placement first? And then what mediums did you use for the rest of the painting? I know only too well that intention to take progress shots only to be delighted with a finished painting appearing before you!! 😀

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  3. Interesting sketches of the poppies, you captured them so boldly.

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