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08-11-2007, 11:19 PM
These Poppies were painted in a Still Life setup.........yet, I believe, they are lively and painterly! Small piece 12" x 9" on a gallery wrapped canvashttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/107129-Poppin_Poppies.jpg

08-11-2007, 11:22 PM
So loose, and so beautiful. :)

08-12-2007, 04:43 AM
Lovely colours, and beautifully loose. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 08:14 AM
Good use of colour. I like the way you have used the same colours in the background. It adds harmony to the painting.

08-12-2007, 10:33 AM
Your poppies are lively and painterly. I like the movement and color- lovely!

08-12-2007, 10:48 PM
Wow, these really do POP! They way you handled both the flowers and the background make them really look like they are poppin' right off the page.

Nicely done! :)

08-13-2007, 09:15 AM
Ooh I really like this! I like the stylistic use of the blue-green colour to contrast perfectly against the poppies, really making them jump at you, lively, lively! ... and lovely too!

08-13-2007, 09:24 AM
They definitely do POP just by adding those touches of green in the background. Nice job!!


08-13-2007, 12:21 PM
Great colour combination. And yes, they do pop beautifully.

Mikki Petersen
08-13-2007, 12:50 PM
Wonderful colors!


08-13-2007, 03:02 PM
Hi Jane

Oh that I could paint as losely as this. There is something so refreshing and liberating about your style. I'm in awe. Loved your website!

I love this!

08-13-2007, 03:59 PM
I agree with you, they are lively and painterly. Love the color and the strokes, good work!

08-13-2007, 10:10 PM
Elaine, thanks for your positive comments on the looseness of my strokes. I just took a workshop with Guido Frick, a German impressionist painter. I knew to hold my brush back, however, he suggested holding it at the very end with the point of the end resting in the palm of your hand. Now that really helps one be "LOOSE"! Try it and let me know. Actually my first instructor was David Leffel.........I stayed tight and dark for a long period of time..........however, I did learn a lot about light and shadow. I have lightened my palette now for brighter looser paintings. That's the journey.........painting "miles and miles of canvas"!

08-13-2007, 11:32 PM
"Miles and miles of canvas", isn't that the truth! Very nice piece, I love the way you've juxtaposed complimentary colors to make those blooms "pop".