Wild Poppies Watercolor Painting
Learn how to paint dreamy Wild Poppies
Imagine a field of wild Poppies as far as the eye can see. Ginger-colored Poppies dancing in the sun and swaying with the wind. This was the inspiration for this artwork. In this class, I will show you how to paint these beautiful Poppies with watercolors.
Sketch basic shapes
Start sketching basic circles and shapes that will later become your wild poppies. Continue sketching by adding petals to your basic shapes and creating your flowers.
Mix your watercolors
Mix a pink Alizarin Crimson with a brown Burnt Umber to create an orange-red watercolor.
Paint the first wash
Start adding a light layer of watercolor to the red petals. Add more color to the areas that need shading.
Paint the leaves
Mix your green watercolor while you are waiting for your petals to dry. I used an Olive Green and a touch of brown Burnt Umber to make my green less bright. Paint the green leaves and add highlights and shading here and there to give dimension to your painting.
Add more shading and details by painting lines on your petals and also paint the center of the poppies with a darker shade of red by adding more brown to it.
Style & photograph
One last step is to style & photograph your drawing. You can style your photo with natural elements like flowers or Botanics or use the art materials to style your shot.
Share on social media
And don't forget to share your work on social media. We love seeing what you create with the art classes. Tag us on our Instagram page so we can feature you or join our private, members only Facebook group and post your art yourself.
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