Drawing flowers with powdered glass

poppy in kiln

The last few days on the 30 in 30 sgraffito challenge has been to draw flowers.  We’ve been trying to get a greater tonal range – and several people have posted exquisite drawings which make it clear how much further I need to develop my techniques.

I’ve been drawing the tiny pot of daffodils as they come into bloom.  Today I also used a photograph of a poppy.  I’ve long had a desire to be able to represent poppies well in paintings, so this seemed a sensible thing to try to do- though the translucence and luminosity of the fragile poppy petals have eluded me so far.

daffodil 1 daffodils in pot

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