Five Poppies, 10118, daily painter original © Carol Nelson Fine Art



I've been working on this large (36x24) poppy painting while I've been doing the dog paintings. These poppies are based on the iceland poppies growing right now in my garden. Their glorious colors just scream "paint me" every morning.

I collaged some Japanese art paper in the large section on the left. The paper has little threads of silver that catch your eye.
The petals are heavily textured for a 3D effect. The other sections are painted with copper, bronze and gold metallic paints that have a soft glow. Most of these subtle metallic passages are not picked up by the camera.

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14 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Outstanding, Carol!! Wish I could see that in person, must be stunning at that size!

AutumnLeaves said...

Another stunning piece, Carol. I find myself this morning just wondering how your mind works that you can see these paintings and bring them to beautiful completion.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Right. Out. Of. The. Park.

This is amazing, Carol. Beautiful to look at first thing in the morning!

Krista Hasson said...

This is beautiful!

Kim Blair said...

Orange and poppies, two of my favourite things.
Kim

Marian Fortunati said...

Ohhhhhhh I LOVE this...
just absolutely gorgeous, Carol!!

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful Colors in this one. I really like it.

Lokelani Forrest said...

I absolutely love these poppies and the other photos you've posted.

Dusty Pines said...

gorgeous - just stunning! perfect balance of color, light . . . everything! thank you for sharing this!

Karen Bruson said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. Very strong.

Carol Nelson said...

Thank you all so much for the kind words about my latest poppy painting. The actual colors are a little more subtle than the photo. Sometimes it's hard to get orange-peach-pink to show correctly.

Gwen Bell said...

I can never get enough of your Poppies and this one is one of my favorites. Wonderful composition and color!

Shelley Smart said...

Hi, I am new to your blog, but HAVE to comment! This painting is incredible! You inspire me to push myself a little further! Thanks for sharing this!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

This painting has an illustrative feel to it which I like.

Neat trick using the textured paper too. (I've got to get me some of that!)

-Dean