Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poppy Paradise

Title: Poppy Paradise
Size: 20 x 24
Medium: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
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Poppies are pure joy to paint! Lots of oil paint, and lots of color. The background is layered on in several layers of royal and thalo blues. Then I place many center layers of many green colors with knife. Top layers are in many shades of poppy red, finishing with a heavy handed bright red and gold.
When I lived in California, at Edwards Airforce Base, the best part of the area were the wild poppies that bloomed every Spring. The California poppies are a golden orange color that is beautiful. I recently returned from Italy where you find these lovely red poppies....they're breathtaking. This painting is inspired by both places. Hope you enjoy!

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