Watercolor Poppies + PPF


Hello All! Its been a few weeks, again, since I participated in Paint Party Friday. Hopefully, I’ll be able to join in every week from now on….maybe. ha!

Today, I’m sharing my Poppy painting…I love Poppies! I needed something to fill a space in my dining room so I used my ‘skills’ to  make it. + I didn’t want to spend any money. My original plan was to buy this fabric for my dining room curtains but I decided it was to pricey….2 yds = $42. What if I didn’t like it? I’m not one for lots of color and patterns so I was super nervous about spending money on fabric I might not like. So, painting it was the way to go….free!

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Here’s a few pics of the process….lots of drying time:

  poppy painting steps

Started with the basics, lots of light colors to kinda sketch it out.


More building and waiting for paint to dry.


I didn’t wait long enough and this is what happened! I was bummed until it dried completely, now I love it! That’s the way it goes with Watercolors.


And the finished product. Now, I just need a cool, unique, frame for it. Oh, did you see the drip? Do you love it? Me too!


This is where it’s going…right next to my new striped burlap curtains. I sewed them up this morning before it was light outside.

I always think about enjoying the evenings on the balcony but the insects don’t let me enjoy them. Whenever you want to sit outside with loved ones and enjoy an evening, I know the lights I put on will not only draw bugs toward it but also put an end to its annoyance. mosquito killer amazon leaving you to pursue your peaceful evening.

What do you think? Needs a funky frame right?!

Participating in Paint Party Friday, Think Tank Thursday, Happy Hour Friday, Make the Scene Monday….Check them out, lots of creative peeps!

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  1. Kristin, you are so talented. Your burlap curtains are the best! I love the poppies. The drip completes the painting. If you hadn’t had it already, you would have had to add it to make it perfect.

    1. Thanks Faye! I’m glad you like the burlap curtains….I’ll be sharing a post about them soon. I love the drip too! Stuff like that is why I love watercolors so much…it’s kinda like it has attitude and a mind of its own, aka: teenagers! hahaha!

    1. I agree Annette! A funky frame is much needed. :) I’ve been looking for ideas but haven’t found anything via Google. I’ll keep looking and share what I find. Thanks for your comment. hugs!

  2. I love the bright beautiful flowers. They remind me of my new shawl I am crocheting with colorful flowers everywhere. I would love to have those painted on one of my walls. The burlap curtains would offset the brightness of the wall of flowers. Blessings, Janet PPF

    1. Thank you!! I wouldn’t mind having a shawl or cowl in those colors….but I don’t have the patience for crocheting, I’ve tried it several times. Thanks for visiting!

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