All during this past month I kept seeing the colors pink, coral & salmon everywhere I turned. So between us talking about Georgia O'Keeffe (who loved painting poppies), and having these colors resonate with me - I thought, what the heck? Let's paint some pink poppies!
This time instead of only one poppy, I decided to do a pair. And as I've said, after seeing pinks, corals & salmon around me, I had the sneaking suspicion that these were the colors my creative muse wanted me to use. And honestly, if I don't follow her suggestions, she tends to ignore me for a while:)
I even spotted some delicious rose' in our local wine store...
And during a painting class, I fell in love with some pink poppies a student was painting. So I started playing with color while everyone was working on their poppies, and voilà - I had pink, coral & salmon color splattered everywhere...
And yes, I did have salmon for lunch one day (sorry no pics) and I was like, ok - now I REALLY gotta do this!
There is nothing like seeing a painting up close & personal. So here are a few close ups of "Pink Poppy Pair":
And here's the final painting...
Pink Poppy Pair ©
16" x 20" mixed watermedia & oil pastel
on 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper