The Blog: Iceland Poppies, Part 3

Iceland Poppies, Part 3

Feb 9, 2014 | Paintings, Works in Progress

Wow, it’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted anything here! After blocking in the main color for the various elements for this painting, I began adding detail to the poppy leaves. Putting in shadows and leaf veins help the flat color come to life, and make the leaves seem more three-dimensional. Right now the leaves still seem too monochromatic to me, so after adding detail to the flowers, I’ll come back and add colors to liven up the foliage.

Here’s a close-up of the leaves:

Next up: adding highlights and shadows to the flowers.

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