BUTTERFLY POPPIES, 9107, textured palette knife poppies © Carol Nelson Fine Art

I don't know if there is any such thing as "butterfly poppies," but it seemed appropriate for this painting because as I was working on the petals I was reminded of butterfly wings. Once again, I continue on my palette knife binge. I just like the texture you get with a knife.

I originally had magenta, yellow and orange poppies, but it did not seem like the painting was pulling together with all the variety in the flower colors. Eventually they all ended up much closer to one another in hue. The black background showing through here and there has a unifying effect.
This painting took me quite a while to work out the color scheme, but I'm finally happy with the finished result.

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Diana Marshall said...

Another stunner, love the texture and impact of the colours. You just keep on painting a stream of winners!

Sheila said...

Poppies, beautiful poppies again. I was lovin' those pears too. Makes me want to dig out my palette knife. I need to build some confidence with using it first. Does Ginzu have a palette knife in their line?

Delilah said...

Oh Carol, I really like this one it just glows.

Carolina said...

I definitely love you style!

Dean Grey said...


These poppies are great!!

Loaded in texture and detail!

The colors are very warm and inviting. The orange-yellows of the blooms almost appear to glow!


The thick black contours just make everything else 'pop'.

Quite beautfiul!


Roxanne Steed said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Linny D. Vine said...

I love the warmth and your bold textures, Carol...yum!