When I was a child we used to play a game where we picked a buttercup and put it under our playmates chin, if it shone golden yellow it was said that the person liked butter.....Hardly a scientific experiment. It was however, fun and I always associate buttercups with my childhood days.
I finished this canvas last month but for one reason and another hadn't had time to sort out the photos and share it with you.
I loved this photo I took of Buttercups nestled into the Horsetails and grass. The luminous greens and yellows really excited me!
The picture below gives a an idea of scale.
As usual I began by tearing up and gluing lots of pieces of paper onto a canvas. I sand each layer when dry to smooth the surface.
The buttercups are mulberry paper which I printed using my Gelliplate
I didn't want to add too much detail to the flowers. I wanted them to be colour statements rather than recognisable flowers.
|Counting buttercups ( mixed media on canvas)|
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