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Poppy Fields Forever – Part 1

Remember The Beatles song, “Strawberry Fields Forever” from the 60’s?  Well, this is my Poppy Fields Forever painting:

Poppies in acrylic - Lesson 5

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:

Poppy sketch

Next, I painted the background on 2 gessoed wood panels:

acrylic background

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:

poppies - lesson 3

I painted over my panels with acrylic paints and when dry, removed the tape:

Poppies painted and mask removed - 4

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:

Poppies in acrylic - Lesson 5

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!  🙂