So every now and then, my desire to draw or paint overwhelms me and I have to succumb to it. All the crocheting and knitting fulfills a lot of that desire, but it’s not quite the same. So on Good Friday, I bought a canvas and some more painting supplies, went home and gessoed the canvas, and then Saturday afternoon, I painted a field of poppies, modeled from an Impressionist painting that I like. This is intended to be the first in several attempts to paint poppies, one of my favorite flowers.
It has a few issues, namely that the grass is too dark. I’d forgotten that acrylic dries darker than it is applied. But, as with my first attempt at something new, I tried not to let the imperfections keep me from ever finishing it. I intend to make another attempt after the 3-week grading crunch is over.