Red Corn Poppy


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Red Corn Poppy

Red Corn Poppy is complete. Let’s move on to the Red and White one in the upper right.

The lower portions of the petals near the base of the flower are white. I’ve painted the shadow areas with several shades of White + Dioxazine Purple, White + Ultramarine Blue and White + Pthalo Blue. Pure White is reserved for the brightest highlights.

I have to be very careful painting the transition where the flower breaks out into the frame. I want to make sure the junction lines up! This is difficult to explain, but it will be more clear at the end when I show the finished painting without any tape on the frame. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to view them larger.

Two done. Next up, the pretty Poppy between them!

Mixtures left over from the white parts of the Poppy on the far right are used here. It’s fun capturing the sunlight dancing across the delicate petals.

The stamens around the center of the flower are mixes of Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

Permanent Rose + White is pulled onto the edges of the petals, working from the outside inward.

The final step for this session is to rim the central, upright petals with Permanent Rose! I appreciate you visiting my blog, thanks also for everyone’s wonderful comments! With BIG HUGS,


9 Responses to “Red Corn Poppy”

  1. Liz Mc Cann Says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift..x

  2. Sevda Onen Says:

    Love your work! Thank you for sharing your tutorial, it is so helpful

  3. Lynanne Says:

    I am in awe. I know you’ve got years of practice but you make it look so easy. I better get painting… 🙃

  4. Nolan Says:

    That is so wonderful paint!
    Can I see other flowers color too?
    I’m art student in Japan,so I want to paint this painting.

  5. jaqvillon Says:

    Good day!

    Thank you for your beautiful paintings which I so regularly enjoy!

    Please note:

    My address changes as from 1 March 2022.

    Present address:

    * New address:


    Jaq Villion

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