Ever since I started painting poppies (a couple of years ago)--I knew right then that they were my favorite flower to paint--
And I have to give my Golden fluid acrylics part of the credit for helping these flowers come to life. The main colors I used were Alizarin Crimson Hue and Cadmium Red Medium Hue (that's the main color) with a little bit of Titan Buff, Burnt Umber, Carbon Black, and Yellow Ochre--and even a teensy bit of Light Turquois (phthalo)--thats a golden heavy body acrylic--love that color!! I finger-painted with it on the background so I wanted to add a touch to the flowers. So my point being--it really helps to use a good paint when you want to bring your painting to life--these look so much better in real life!
This is on 12 x 36 gallery canvas--great size!
Here's a close-up view of this painting--
....to show you the background--I started out by collaging a map on to the canvas--it adds great texture under the paint
And still keeping those colors--I decided to paint some papers--
I'll show you what I do with these in my next post--stay tuned.......