Oriental poppy (Patty's Plum?) by Jacki Stokes

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A watercolour painting of an oriental poppy. This is darker and more mysterious than my usual style – but that’s maybe because it felt like the painting painted itself and I didn’t have much say in the matter! It was interesting to watch it evolve.
W & N Artists quaity watercolours on Sanders Waterford NOT paper.
Copyright Jacki Stokes 2012


oriental poppy, pattys plum, watercolour, flower, garden view studio, blue, pink, jacki stokes, papaver orientalis, summer, english

Nature is my passion and inspiration for my art. I started out by photographing it, but now I love to paint it as well.
I have been painting with watercolour for many years now, and I am still amazed and continually excited by this most magical of mediums. I’m still on my journey of discovery; a journey which I hope will never end. Every time I pick up my paintbrush I wonder where the paint will lead me.
Another magical medium, which I am enthralled by, is encaustics.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful! Incredible background…..really makes the poppy “pop”.

  • Thank you Marsha for your comment, because while I’m happy about the poppy, I wasn’t sure that the background really worked. I feel much better about it now.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaverabout 2 years ago

    Superb works Jacki , wonderful luminosity and detailing along with gorgeous textures and colour fusions to the background foliage, admiration from a fellow floral watercolourist !

    warm regards Bill

  • And thanks to you too Bill. Your comment has also reassured me that the background works OK. Feedback from fellow artists is always very welcome – especially when it’s so positive! Thank you.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • limon
    limonover 1 year ago

    i wonder to see the color variation.

  • Thank you, but not as beautiful as your colour variations limon!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • limon
    limonover 1 year ago

    you can not say that way. what you have done in this work, i wish, i could do like that.
    you have a specialty. its true dear…
    best wishes…

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work Jacki!

  • Thank you so much Beatrice. I love Oriental Poppies – they bring out the best in me!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago

    Lovely detail!

  • Thank you so much – much appreciated!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Beatrice Cloake
  • Thank you so much Beatrice – what an honour!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 1 year ago

    Absolutely fabulous Jacki.

  • Thank you so much Val – nice feedback always apprecited!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • sandwoman
    sandwomanover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful set of colors and light in this amazing work!

  • Thank you so much – your feedback is much appreciated.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    This is gorgeous, Please consider adding your work to Vibration in Art and Verse

  • Thank you Tori for the thoughtful invite (joined this minute) and your very lovely comment – much appreciated.

    – Jacki Stokes

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