Tuscan Red

SH5813 Tuscan Red Step 22

Poppies, don’t you just love them? I begin painting the Poppy field by blocking in the mass of color for the flowers. Mixes of Magenta + White and Magenta + Cadmium Red Deep are used in the distance. These hues are cool so they will recede. Remember, Cool Colors go back, Warm Colors come forward.

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Cadmium Red Deep is used to block in the Poppies in the foreground. Then I come back and begin to add the foliage. In the distance blue greens made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White are used.

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In the foreground warmer, brighter greens mixed from Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow are used for the leaves. I work the greens around the red, using them to help shape the flowers.

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Warm highlights of Cadmium Red Light are added to the Poppies in the sun. If you’d like to see any of the images larger just click on the image.

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The final step is to paint the dark centers in the brilliant Red Poppies.

SH5813 Tuscan Red 38x48Tuscan Red        38″ x 48″      Original Oil Painting

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to go stand in the sweeping field of Tuscan Red Poppies and enjoy that forever view. Take a deep breath, doesn’t the ocean breeze smell so good?  Thank you for following along, I’ve enjoyed having you visit our studio. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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4 Responses to “Tuscan Red”

  1. Tracy Says:

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Great detail on the palm trees and love the pop of lavender.

  2. Christopher Newell Says:

    Thank you for your step-by-step Mikki. I have a massive tendency to isolate small areas with exacting detail without regard to the overall image. You slap my hand and and say…make a statement…not small talk. Love the Poppies!
    Hugs to the Youngster.

  3. bonita austin Says:

    Mikki, This the best yet. Bonnie

    On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Mikki Senkarik

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