Splashy Red Poppies

Red Poppies

Watercolor fun splashing paint around.

Today I have 3 paintings inspired by watercolor artist, Jean Haines.

No sketching, just paint on paper.
Big shapes and lots of juicy color.

Red Poppies - 1
Red Poppies – 1

Trying to simply enjoy the painting process and play with color. ❀

The petals were painted with different shades of red. I dropped in more color here and there, big strokes and no fussing. While the petals were still wet, I painted the center of each flower blue. I encouraged the paint in the center of each flower to mingle with the petals by tilting the paper and also touching the center edge of the wet red petals with the blue paint.

A little clean water helped soften and ruffle the outer edges. I like how that turned out.

Red Poppies - 2
Red Poppies – 2

I connected the flowers in each painting by simply pulling a little red paint from flower to flower.

Red Poppies - 3
Red Poppies – 3

Each 6 x 9 inch painting came together quickly. It was fun to paint the same thing a few times in a row. I found that I learned a little something new with each painting.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. The Erin Hanson quote below inspires me, I hope it inspires you as well…

What if I fall?
Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?
-Erin Hanson

Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week. πŸ™‚

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne



Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

35 thoughts on “Splashy Red Poppies”

      1. For watercolor paintings I use a variety of different papers but all are 140 lb weight and cold pressed (they have a little texture). I usually use Canson, Bee paper, or Arches watercolor paper. The poppies in this post were all painted on Bee paper that I purchased at Michaels. πŸŒΈπŸ™‚

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      2. Heavier weight paper can handle more water and watercolor washes in general before the surface starts to breakdown.
        When I use a mix media paper for ink and watercolor work I have to be very careful because it is a lighter weight paper and the surface can quickly get ruined. Hope this is helpful. πŸ™‚

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