Thursday, September 13, 2012

Embrace the Light Poppies Step by Step by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

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
color notes


Marie Theron said...

Thank you for the step-by-step, Nancy! You start with a little "chaos" of colored patches and then create a wonderful 3-D work!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Just gorgeous! Once again my mind goes to the Wizard of Oz movie...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh how beautiful!

Debra Baars said...

Even your under paintings are beautiful abstracts!