Monday, January 21, 2013

California Poppies

California Poppies    10 x 5"    $125
Another photo from my time out west, these poppies were just "popping" with color!  Much of the foreground chaos was edited out for the painting.  I was very attracted to the colors of the background hill and the eye-level perspective of the poppies.  I want the viewer to feel like they might be lying on their belly amongst the flowers.  My bigger effort in this piece was to work with lots of rich pigment.  I'm getting better at managing this, the consistency of pigment and water.  It's no easy feat.  :- )

No comments: