Painting Loose Poppies

soft loose poppies watercolor painting

I don’t think I will ever get tired of painting poppies. I hope you don’t get tired of seeing my paintings and creative adventures.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’šΒ πŸ˜€

I watched another Peggy Dean Skillshare class recently and one of the projects was loose abstract poppies. I was very inspired by the class and decided to give her technique a try.Β 

If you are interested in checking out the class you can find it here,Β Autumn watercolors.


soft loose poppies watercolor

My first attempt using colors similar to Peggy’s demo painting.

Simple shapes adding a lot of color on the bottom and then softening the top petal edges with clean water. I love how that worked out.

Watercolor Tip:Β  Adding a green stem while the flower is still a little wet creates a nice bloom of color at the base of the flower. When the stem bleeds into the color of the flower it always looks natural and delicate.


soft loose poppies - watercolor painting

My next painting with fewer flowers and different colors. 🌸

I think this one is my favorite, but I do love the soft distant pink poppies in the first painting as well. It’s all about practice and having fun.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Patty Anne Art

Author: pattyanneart

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

31 thoughts on “Painting Loose Poppies”

  1. Both of the paintings are wonderful, Patty Anne, though I have a slight preference for the second one. Thanks for sharing the tips on how you created the paintings, especially the one on how to get the stems to look more natural.

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  2. Simply wow!!! i am defntly gonna paint these flowers in my “Make / 30” art project.Please have a look at my other painting and please give improvement feedbacks on it if you can. –

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