• A Few Tips for Painting Poppies

    1 month ago - By Kem Studios

    'Taos Poppies' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 I love to paint poppies and have discovered some tips to achieve a more painterly flower. I have blogged about painting poppies before but I thought you might enjoy these tips!
    I don't draw the flower first. I simply draw a circle shape where I want the flower to go. Then I use the SIDE of my pastel to paint large shapes that make up the petals. If I draw my flowers I tend to want to color them in and they look stiff. I use three or four values of the poppy color to develop the flower. Even if I don't see it in the photo I like to...
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