Back to the Easel to Paint a Blue Poppy


Time to paint again.  For the next month I will try to squeeze the yard work in between painting sessions.  I need time to stretch while painting, so going into the garden to do a chore or two during the middle of the day for an hour or so works for me.  The first project on the easel is to paint a big close-up of a Himalayan Blue Poppy, one that grew in my garden last summer.  I begin with a loose pencil sketch on a stretched canvas.

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska flower artist

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  1. bunny fred northcutt says

    I still thing you should do 3 or 4 sketches & frame all togeather to show the stages.. TY for sharing so much.. I am now in Love with Ak. Its NOT just a Big Ice your work..& your sons photos..AWESOME!!

  2. I know you have had this idea for quite awhile, and it might just be a winner. I’ll have to plan for it in the future. Yes, Alaska is a great, beautiful place, but can be an ice cube in January and February. Thanks for the nice comments about Ron, I’ll make sure he hears them. Hugs, Gail

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