"FIFTEEN POPPIES" 11055 daily painter floral poppy garden still life © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"FIFTEEN POPPIES"





This painting took two years to complete!  I painted it in 2009, but did not like it - see original version below.  It hung in my studio all this time.

I'm so glad Nancy Johnson Standlee talked on her blog about giving some of her paintings a face lift.  That's just what this painting needed - it just took me two years to figure out what to do!





It was so easy to fix.  The darkness of the purple background was the problem.  The creamy yellow background was just the thing to bring light into this painting.  I left a little purple peaking out around the edges of the flowers.

And, YES, there ARE 15 poppies in this painting!  Some of them are only visible on the sides.  For more information, please click here to go to my website.

10 comments:

Patty said...

I love the fix! And the purple edges to the flowers give it that extra "something"!

Bren said...

A striking difference, love the move to the warmer background, another beautifully done 'revisit.' Also love how the flowers wrap around the canvas, nice touch.

Marie Flynn said...

I really like the changes you made to this painting, it looks so beautiful.

Dana Cooper said...

Wonderful facelift on this piece Carol. Your poppies are my favorite, and this one has such harmony!!

Marian Fortunati said...

I always love your flowers, Carol!! Nice varied colors...

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

It's exquisite, Carol. The composition is amazing and it now has a wonderful glowing color harmony, well done!

Diana Marshall said...

Looks like a completely different painting. Amazing what a change of background colour can do.

FasiArts said...

I agree that the new analogous color scheme is much better than the original.

Nan Johnson said...

Stunning redo! Love the look, the colors - all great!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You are an inspiration - this is so beautiful - but I see how the face-lift improved it. I call this playing 'doll hospital', but I'm always happy when I take a whack at an old painting that just isn't... what I want!