Blue Poppy Painting Phase #8

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At this stage I am layering dots to create gradation of color from dark to light on the flower petals.  I am working to define the three dimensional forms of the corolla, rolling undulating, thin, soft hairy leaves.  My Himalayan Blue Poppies thrived during the cool, wet summer last year and easily multiplied.  They need acidic, moist soil with good drainage, and shade.  The garden in front of the porch fits this description perfectly.  Now, if we get a hot, dry summer I may loose them, because I’m not good about daily watering.

The painting is taking shape, it needs a lot more work but is coming along fairly well.  I just need to keep on keeping on with the dots.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Flower paintings

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