Learning how to Paint Watercolor Poppies, My Way – Part 1
I love Poppies. I’ve always loved orange -red Poppies. I guess it comes from growing up in Calif. where the state flower is a Poppy. Whatever the reason I’ve always been a fan….especially of watercolor Poppies.
So, I’ve decided to learn how to paint them-my way. Everyone has a different style of painting flowers, or anything, and my goal is to find my Poppy voice…haha, funny! I want mine to be simple, pretty and subtle (with a pinch of bold).
My Goal: Â Learn ‘how’ to paint poppies-my way, in 3 WEEKS…crazy, I know, but I like to learn things fast.
I’m going to:
- watch videos on You Tube and join groups and discussions on LinkedIn and Etsy
- practice. practice. practice.
I’ll share what I’ve been working on the next 3 Wednesdays. Hopefully, by the end of the month I’ll have a poppy that will reflect my style and be beautiful too.
Beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Thank you Kristin! We share the best name in the world! :)
What an awesome goal – I love poppies, too. I think the black in the center is key to making them look realistic.
Thanks Rinda! I agree with you, the black middle is key…I started using little black dots, hopefully it’ll turn out ok. :)
the reds, I love them :-)
And poppies too, I try to make them overgrow my front garden.
Thanks for nice words on my blog!
I would love overgrown poppies in my front yard…maybe this year is the year. :)
I love your poppy flowers and your inner poppy voice already. Beautiful and delicate
Your so sweet Aga! Thank you!
Lovely poppies, beautiful reds! <3
Thank you Anne! I love red poppies also!
Good luck with finding your poppy voice ;-) I think they look great already…
Thank you! You’re so sweet!
Totally gorgeous..I love poppies..yours are radiant, poetic and uplifting..such a wonderful color-rush! Beautiful!
Thank you Victoria! Poppies are a wonderful flower…very uplifting to me.
I love poppies too – these are really lovely!!
Thank you Eva!
Poppies are such a good subject for painting. They have such happy faces and that red is just killer. Nicely done.
You’re totally right! They do have happy faces and are wonderful to paint. :)
Beautiful poppies, Kristin. Looks like you are already an expert at poppy painting to me.
You’re so kind to say that! Thank you so much!
your poppies are beautiful – looking forward to see what happens with them!
Thank you Jessica!
the poppies are looking good and am looking forward to see what happens to them.. Happy PPF, x
Thank you Annette! I’m looking forward to seeing how my style changes and what I learn. :)
gorgeous poppies! happy PPF!
Thank you Aimee!
You have a lovely blog Kristin! I just became a new follower!
Poppy lover here too! Go for it Kristin!
Your poppys are already speaking! Admire us – we are lovely and so colorful!! HPPF
These remind me of Vera sheets I used to have! Lovely work.
I can’t wait to see how your poppy voice develops! Poppies (especially red ones) are such a favourite of mine x
Beautiful poppies! Love your goal too! Keep it up!
Beautiful…I love them!!!
Doing POPPIES your way…WORKS! They are great to me.
HAPPY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!
these poppies are wonderful! Poppies are effortlessly graceful arent they? watercolor is a great medium for them too
I am new to watercolor. I would love to know how to paint poppies the way you do. Do you have a video with Part 1 thru 4?
May I purchase it?