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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poppies

'Poppy Daydreams' 8x10 pastel
Today's painting is from my head. It didn't start out as a poppy painting....far from it. It went through so many revisions I lost track. This piece of Wallis paper really held it's own. I started out trying to paint a forest scene. It was all greens so I did a complementary color underpainting. I wasn't happy with how it was going and I brushed it out completely twice, I also tried fixing the bottom layer...still hated it. I brushed it out once again and decided to make it a field of tulips....no luck with that one either. I don't like to waste a good piece of paper or give up on a painting so the poppies came to life. I still have to figure out a way to try the forest again!



2 comments:

Darlene Twitchell said...

I live this! It's so vibrant! I have an award for you on my blog.

Helen Harris said...

You never know where a piece will take you. I love the vibrant colors in your work. As much as I enjoy your florals I'm always eager to see your landscapes. I just posted a "detoured" painting too on my instructional blog
http://PaintersBrew.blogspot.com.
Ahhh mixed media is sooooooforgiving!