For much of early 2018 I was obsessed with one red poppy. I painted it over and over and over, in watercolor, and acrylic
The paintings of Joseph Raffael fascinate me. His large scale watercolors are like mosaics of color pieces, millions of them, that when viewed from a distance turn into glowing jewels. I wanted to make a painting like that.
After I finished these studies, I completed one more large scale red poppy in acrylic. You can see that painting here.
Red Poppy in Watercolor
20 x 28 | watercolor on paper | 2018 | available | unframed
During the time this paper was stretched and I was contemplating mysterious shapes, I digressed into several other poppy expressions. But my favorite is the one above. It’s alive, like I want my paintings to be.
Red Poppy in Watercolor – Study
12 x 18 | watercolor on paper | 2018 | available | unframed
Red Poppy in Acrylic
12 x 16 | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | available | wrap-around canvas