Red Poppy and Hills 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

I love poppies.  I have never had luck growing them, so I paint them instead.

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Poppy View 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

I love color.  I’m constantly thinking about color.  I think about how to make it brighter and more vivid.  I think about how to juxtapose it so that it screams or whispers.  I think about the emotion that different colors stir.  The strange thing about color is that it is an illusion.  We construct it in our mind.  That kinda freaks me out.  I wonder what is really there that I can’t see.  I love mystery!  Anyway, here is another colorful painting (in my head anyway) of what I imagine to be a crowd of red poppies in a natural amphitheater.

Red Iris 14 x 18 Inch Oil Painting Palette Knife

I love the reds in this Iris painting.  I think the blues are pretty kickin’ as well…and the greens!  I also love the texture.  I think I am just overall pleased with this painting.  Maybe I am starting to get the hang of my experimental color palette.  This one is a CMY plus white.