Embrace the Light Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
I painted poppies again tonight, the poppy siren song I've been heeding lately here in Flower Mound Studio is not quite finished. I wanted to take a slightly looser approach, so I started with a slightly rough surface, adding texture to my gesso. I placed large, quick patches of some cool transparents for the greens, and then red transparents for the flowers. I had to work quickly to get everything blended before the colors dried. For the final step, I used bright opaques. Here is the painting for you step by step!
Step 1 - transparent underpainting
Step 2 - getting in the brightest