I love poppies. I have never had luck growing them, so I paint them instead.
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.
This is an 18 x 18 Inch oil painting done in the CYM no K color palette. I was pleased with both the oranges and blues in this painting.
I’ve never painted yellow poppies and felt I needed to. I like it! This is an 18 x 24 inch palette knife oil painting.
I have been busy this week making poppy fields! This will be the last one for the week…or should be because I got stuff to do! This was the poppy painting that got me hooked on yellow ochre skies for a few paintings. Happy Wednesday everybody!
More poppies from this week while on the yellow ochre sky kick.
I discovered cadmium orange a few weeks ago. I hate to admit that I can’t mix an orange as pure as cad orange out of the tube. It is such a happy color! I like to keep my colors to a minimum (I usually have about 10 colors I work from), but lately I’m thinking cad orange and cerulean blue need to be part of my palette.