Poplars and Poppies



VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: We begin with the sky….

( I apologize that this video is a bit out of focus. OPPPSSSS!)

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: and continue with the distant hill and Poplar Trees.

(This one is better!)

I start blocking in the field of wildflowers with mixes of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White and Dioxazine Purple + White. You may click on this or any other the other pictures to see them larger.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Blocking in the mass of color for the wildflowers.

Coming back, the greens of the foliage are worked around the brilliant color of the flowers. Leaves of the Poppies are mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

Sunlight splashes across the  middle ground in front of the horse. The light leads your eye over the dark foreground to the focal point of the painting, Sueno! Jack called this effect the “Threshold”. You visually “step over” the shadow in the front of the piece to the light in the middle ground.

The Poppies in the brilliant light are accentuated with Cadmium Red Light + White and Permanent Rose + White.

Large dark centers of the Poppies are made with MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

Thin stems and flower buds are drawn into the wet paint of the foliage with a fine liner brush.

Pink Daises and Purple Larkspur added in the foreground complete our Wildflower Field. I really appreciate all of your kind comments. And always, please feel free to ask questions! HUGS,

2 Responses to “Poplars and Poppies”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:

    Amazing horse!

  2. Sally W. Abbott Says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful Beautiful!!!! I love horses!

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