Poppy Garden 3, 24x36 acrylic triptych


I'm happy to say I'm back at the easel. I have some wonderful vacation memories, but I missed my daily work with the paint brush. This painting was done on gessoboard. I wanted to see the effect of a texturized painting on the smooth surface that gessoboard has. I think the contrast between the smooth surface and the texturized flowers is even more dramatic than it is on canvas. See my earlier posts for the complete process of how this painting was done.

8 comments:

Delilah said...

Wonderful this is great. I love the texture and the color..nice one.

Lori said...

I love your poppies! You ever think of doing lotuses with this technique, or even just their seed pods? In case you get tired of the poppies!

Carol Nelson said...

I believe the saying is "paint what you know". I'm not familiar with lotuses or their seed pods, but maybe I should look them up.
I do know that this technique is best on flowers with LARGE petals.
Thanks for the comments.

Christa said...

Your work is beautiful!
Thank you so much for the poppy tutorial!
I just bought all of the supplies to try and make one myself...I am so excited! The colors will perfectly match my house. Thanks for sharing how you do this.
Can you tell me what the ratio is of the modeling paste to heavy gel? 50/50?
Thanks!

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Christa. I like the 50/50 ratio. When I first started doing this, I used pure modeling paste, then I read the directions on the jar. (duh) Modeling paste alone is for use on a non flexible surface, so if you're using canvas, it could crack or even chip off. Good luck.

Christa said...

great! Thanks for sharing!
I'm so excited to get started
:-)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Carol, these poppies are just dancing. What a beautiful technique and result. Your facility with multi-media is a joy to behold.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Carol, these poppies are just dancing. What a beautiful technique and result. Your facility with multi-media is a joy to behold.