View Full Version : Blue poppies - oil on canvas

01-13-2013, 03:17 PM

01-13-2013, 03:23 PM
these are beautifully done. Just wish the background weren't so dark. I know it makes for a good contrast, but the flowers just look more delicate and fragile with a lighter bg, IMHO. Nice though, very nice. Have a friend in Vt. been trying to grow blue poppies for years and having no luck.

01-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Thank you. I appreciate your comments. I have just started oil painting and this is my second painting, so I don't really have a clue yet about what I should be doing. I just used a photograph for reference and never thought to change the background. Again, thank you.

D.W. Flint
01-13-2013, 07:45 PM
This is very good for only your second painting. You can be proud of it...

Hoosier Fred
01-14-2013, 07:51 PM
The composition is very good, as are the colors, and all the objects/shapes work well together. I like it.

01-14-2013, 08:09 PM
I think you have captured these flowers to perfection ,A very nice composition, I must admit some ignorance , I didn't know that poppies came in a blue colour ,
regards Johnny.

01-21-2013, 12:16 AM
Himalayan poppies, I believe. Very difficult to grow. Probably not easy to paint, either. Nicely done, especially as your second piece!

01-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Yes, Himilayan - just so much easier to type "blue". :) Thank you.

01-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Very good for your second painting.
I would darken the center of the flowers and the underside of the petals for shadows...should give more depth to the flowers. :)

01-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Barkley - I think you have done a terrific job on these poppies. Bevahlee may well be right about the background but I have to say I like it dark. The flowers and their edges stand out wonderfully and the colours in the background (turquoise, dark blue and dark greens) I think are smashing!


01-29-2013, 07:58 PM
Thanks to each of you! I am very new to WC but think it is going to be very helpful and enjoyable. I love the ability to receive feedback.