Thursday, May 26, 2011

Purple Poppies

Every few months I get together with the Beta girls and we paint.  It's therapeutic, it's cathartic, it's relaxing.  This particular painting is called Purple Poppies and while it's not my favorite painting that I've done, it's still high on the list.  

I started with a blank canvas, then added yellow and white paint in the top left to begin crafting the sun.  After finishing the sun, I started to add red to the yellow to create orange in the sky.  After adding half of the form as orange, I added more red and less yellow to finish out the sunset colors.  

After drying, I began with the black and green stems at varying lengths.  I tried to make sure that there was nothing overly patterned or matchy in an effort to keep the stems more life-like.  I began with the purple poppies and added in a hint of white to lighten les fleurs.

The final creation adorns our living room wall.  I'm happy, but always looking forward to the next creation!

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  1. Oh, this is just fabulous! I LOVE it. The depth of color is amazing.

    BTW, I am giving a quilt away on my blog if you'd like to check it out. Have a great weekend and I'm glad I found your blog!

  2. I'd hang your painting in my house. When I saw it I thought it had a van Gogh quality to it. I love it. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. I would love it if you came over to Greetings From the Asylum and followed me too!