New poppy painting, part 2
August 26, 2010
European poppies, 2nd view of progress, ©Jill Rosoff 2010
Same painting as in the previous post, with more development. This one is going a little differently than my typical method of development. On this one I have already painted in the black center on the one poppy before placing the rest of the blossoms into the composition. I realized I was so interested in how the black center was going to look on the red poppy I couldn’t wait to paint it in. It was fun, but it also threw the balance of the piece out of whack. I usually like to have the whole composition blocked in before I go on with the development and include such specific details. And I also know that sometimes a painting will lead me in different ways.
Anyhoo, I have filled in the petals on the blossom at the upper left, added another full blossom, and I’ve grown some more buds into the composition. We’ll see where it goes!