Red Poppies

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

Red Poppy in Watercolor painting by Marie Wise

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 Watercolor study by Marie Wise

Red Poppy in Acrylic

12 x 16 | acrylic on canvas | 2018 | available | wrap-around canvas

Red Poppy in Acrylic by Marie Wise