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Sunday, March 30, 2014

GARDENS & PARKS, JEZ EDEN

A LAST WALK AROUND THE OLD GARDEN

"Papaver Orientale" - A4 Sketchbook Page - Jez
Pencil sketch, painted version on Watercolour paper added to page 
On the right are my notes about the poppy, including the description "Huge scarlet petals unfolding as I draw, changing the shape moment by moment.  Papery petals, still creased from the unfolding bud".

The printed piece of paper shows the following lovely words:

"Gather a green poppy bud just when it shows the scarlet line at its side; 
break it open and unpack the poppy" - John Ruskin

"Unpack a scarlet ball gown crushed into a green suitcase which always looks
too small to hold it and is bursting at the seams.
It finally falls to pieces as the flower spills out and for a brief time
shakes its skirts out for the heat of the sun to iron away the creases.
- Marjorie Blamey, flower painter

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful poppy - love your notes on these pages too.

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  2. Thank you Ann. I like adding the notes and perhaps a relevant poem, they are good from bringing back the moment and the atmosphere of the occasion.

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  3. Awesome painting of this poppy!!!!!!!!!!! I love the last quote best of the flower painter, the green suitcase! What a picture! Thanks for sharing all of this. A nice way to start my day!

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  4. Thanks Lynne, and thank you for letting me use past sketches in this last week.

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  5. Lovely poppy...I think they are such a beautiful flower too. Happy SS

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  6. Oh so lovely a sketch and poem selections.

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  7. Beautiful sketch of the poppy and I love the text too!!! I found a poppy from my references so maybe I'll get around to sketching it before this theme is over.

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  8. Golly Jez, this is a gorgeous spread in you journal. Worthy of framing.

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  9. Jez, I am really enjoying all of your botanical notebook drawings and paintings.

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  10. So precise, and the poppy color is perfect.

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