View Full Version : Wild Poppy Field

07-17-2009, 07:02 PM
Passing through Ojai CA I saw this patch of CA Poppy wild flowers, stopped the car and took some shots and did this 12x16 pastel on Wallis at the studio. What do you think? C&C, please.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2009/159973-s-Paintings-006.jpg

Donna T
07-17-2009, 08:06 PM
That would be a hard scene to resist! Are those eucalyptus trees? Nice job on the poppies. You might consider toning down the red roof just a little so it doesn't compete too much with your flowers - or possibly it's my monitor making that red look very intense.


07-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Nice scene...well done!

07-18-2009, 06:35 AM

Shirl Parker
07-18-2009, 12:56 PM
Very nice Jose. What a pretty area. I see you got the uploader to work.

Lynne Vokatis
07-18-2009, 03:22 PM
:wave: love the colors!its so bright and cheerfull!lynne

07-18-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi, Donna
Thank you for the comments, YES! you're right the roof is competing with the poppies and the trees are eucalyptus, kind of skinny, don't you think? but that is the way they were.

07-18-2009, 05:43 PM
This is very nice and I agree with Donna the red roof could be toned down. But, I like the way it draws the eye back while including the front of the picture.
Theres a lot of eucalyptus in CA. I especially love the bark and smell of them.
Thanks for sharing.