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First Shirley Poppy – a painting a day

   size 6 in x 4.5 in 15cm x 12cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

Today we picked four and a half pounds of strawberries…i.e. over two pounds a day as we didn’t pick yesterday. I also picked a handful of red currants so need to start thinking about some jam.

I ate one of the white peaches today and it was just lovely. The flesh was not white more the colour of pistachio ice cream.

There were two Shirley poppies out today self sown from some I grew last year. I have tried to get the prettiest one down on paper but am in two minds about it. In fact I have finished last night’s unpublished picture today and am not at all happy with that either.

I talked to an old friend whose husband is very ill, he has been ill for some time, she is a fantastic painter but she shocked me when she said she had not painted for a year ; she finds she cannot look after George and think enough to paint. I am not sure there is too much thinking involved in these paintings, except that they show what presents itself to my mind on a daily basis.

So the poppy in the painting has been picked and is filling the studio with its bitter smell. The one in the photo is growing and has yet to be picked.


#76 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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