Painting Poppies – Watercolor Wednesday parts one & two 4

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*Please note this post has been updated as of 5/17/2017 to include both videos and links to purchase the original piece and other products….see below for details.

It is Wednesday and that means Watercolor Wednesday around here! I am so excited to bring you this experiment as painting large is new to me and I am determined to find a way for me to use my Qor watercolors!

I took a sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press watercolor paper and tore it in half. This gave me a 15″ x 22″ surface to paint on.

I used masking tape to tape it to a board and placed it on my easel. I stared at it for a while until I realized I had a sketch in my doodle pages book I wanted to paint here. POPPIES!


I must tell you I have one regret in this piece. Because I was unsure about getting started and it took me awhile to get everything set up (the lights, the camera, etc.) that I did not wet the surface of the paper AND THEN tape it to the board. If I had done that, I would have had less buckling. Oh well. It worked well enough.

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Over all, the painting took 2 and a half hours, but thanks to the editing skills of Mr. Michael Daniels it was trimmed down to two videos approximately 45 minutes each. Part one releases today, May 10, 2017. The second part will be listed here next week and posted on YouTube then as well. Both videos will link you back here to get it all in one spot. If you have questions I am HAPPY to help, just ask.

As always the supplies I used are listed below with the Amazon Associates link to those products if you like to shop online and want to support the KSontheGO Fund at the same time.

Thanks for watching and have a very Kraafty day!




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Once the piece was done, it was seen by a wonderful friend and art collector, Sheila Hensley – you can hear of one of her art collecting stories in the Apple Blossom story – saw it and said, “IT IS MINE!” So I finished it with colored pencils for her. Please take a look at the finished piece here:



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About Heather Kraafter

First and foremost, I am a child of the One True King! I am blessed to be married to my best friend and was privileged to stay home and raise my boys. I began the Kraaft Shaak in 2010 as a way to experiment with crafting mediums and to teach others what I have learned and have come to enjoy it as my creative passion. Taking the 'show on the road' is my latest passion and each day is one step closer to that dream. Thanks for being a part of that journey too!


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