Remember The Beatles song, “Strawberry Fields Forever” from the 60’s? Well, this is my Poppy Fields Forever painting:
I have been taking an online acrylic class from Fred Lisaius – you can find out more about it, here.
This was the first time I have taken an acrylic painting class where I painted a picture.
Our assignment was to paint a floral on 2 panels that connect together – called a Diptych. I started with a quick sketch:
Next, I painted the background on 2 gessoed wood panels:
Then I masked out the background with beige masking tape and drew my floral design with a pencil. Using a sharp Exacto knife, I cut out my flower and leaf shapes:
I painted over my panels with acrylic paints and when dry, removed the tape:
I wasn’t really liking my bright green background so I decided to darken it a bit with other colors. I also added a little more paint to my flowers and my butterfly:
I finished by outlining my shapes and butterfly with a black marker to give it definition. I also added a little gold gel pen to the center of the poppy flowers and butterfly.
I’m not sure I like it but I enjoyed the class and learning some new techniques.
Happy Creating! 🙂