Blue Poppy Painting Phase #3


At this stage I begin to add multi-colored blue dots to define the layers of petals.  These dots will change in color and value many, many times before the painting is complete.  I’m working to establish the color dominance of the painting, at this point I’m using analogous hues in the blue family.  I might try to punch the blue up by using the complementary color along the perimeter with shades and hues of orange.  On the other hand, the center of the poppy is orange and that might be enough.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, pointillism painter

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  1. Gail, I find the posts watching your paintings develop absolutely fascinating. You are a very, very talented artist!

    Blessings to you from Australia.


  2. Hi Noella;

    Thank you, it is so nice to be able to share what I know with others. Isn’t the internet a wonderful invention?

    Hugs from Alaska,


  3. Gail, you are wonderful to share what you know with others!

    Some artists can get so worried others will pinch their style they keep all their knowledge to themselves. You have the mark of a true professional!

    Hugs from me too,

  4. LeEllen Baker says

    Gail, I love the blue poppy. Let me know when it is finished.


  5. LeEllen, it is now available in a medium sized print click here

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