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.
Just messing around with a relatively new set of primary colors. Cyan, Magenta and Yellow plus white.
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.
This is a 16 x 20 inch palette knife painting of red poppies. I must have been in the mood for snow and spring/summer at the same time. It is so cold!
This is an 11 X 14 inch oil painting of three red poppies against a really pretty dark blue background that reminds me of twilight. I’m very happy with the way the colors work together in this painting. The oranges and reds in the poppies look great with the blues in the sky. This one is sold.