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!