Pop, Pop, Poppies!

Working on another Poppy painting! This one is for my Annual TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event in Santa Fe on August 30 and 31st.

Both of these images of Red Corn Poppies were taken in the garden at our previous home.

I chose this image because I especially like the position and shape of the petals of the Flanders Poppy on the right.

I’ve sketched the flowers up on the canvas in pencil. Some of the flowers break out into my Signature Frame so I tape around the petals to mask it off. When the painting is finished I’ll remove the tape, revealing the clean white frame.

The background is painted with several shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Sunlight pours into the painting from the upper left. I make the background darker behind the flowers in that corner so the highlights on them will really glow!

Poppy stems are painted into the background while it’s still wet. My wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the fine hairs. You may click on this, or any of the other images to view enlargements.

I’ll begin painting the Poppies in our next session. I do hope you’ll come follow along, I’ll have a VIDEO! 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.

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3 Responses to “Pop, Pop, Poppies!”

  1. Deb Haney Says:

    I can already tell it is going to be gorgeous!!!!

  2. jenny Says:

    Wow!!!!!! I cannot wait to see how this turns out!!! I also cannot wait to see who jumps on the chance to buy it like I did!!!! 🙂 I like him/her already!!! 🙂

  3. Stacy Cobb Says:

    The Flanders poppies have such a lovely color.

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