Weekly Sketch – Balcony Poppies – 02/10/2013

I grew poppies on my balcony earlier this year, I just love the seed head rattles. I have been sketching in preparation for a linocut; the below drawing explores what colours I might use, probably in a multi-plate print. Drawing in graphite pencil, watercolour pencil and black ink.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

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Weekly Sketch – Balcony Poppies – 15/07/2013

I have been growing poppies on my balcony; I just love the way the seed head develops, such fun little rattles. I have had it in mind for a while to make a reduction, perhaps multi-plate linocut of poppies; describing their shape and movement, from flower to seed. Here are some ink sketches, just trying to formalise the shapes in a graphic way that will lend itself well to lino cutting.

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(© Catherine Cronin)