Here's the creative group that took my textured poppy workshop. We started out by painting and sculpting a single poppy on a small canvas.
Then, after they practiced the technique of sculpting the petals using a palette knife and acrylic medium on small supports, they created a larger painting using the same technique for the flowers, and choosing from a large variety of mixed media for the background.
My demo painting featured my "sock palette" from a pair of socks I bought just because I liked the colors.
As you can see I was able to match the colors in the socks exactly - a fun challenge. I used transparent red oxide, raw sienna, paynes gray, black, white, and a touch of dioxazine purple.