Poppy – Flower Series No. 1

Just to improve up my floral painting skills (and to maybe accelerate the coming of Spring), I’m doing a 30 Day Challenge! All flowers (with a few plants).

These poppies were painted for a business card. I love them because they are such a cheerful flower. The bright pops of red are recognizable anywhere.

If you have any flower suggestions, let me know! (I might run out of ideas!)

Try Something New – Oil Painting

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Oil painting has intrigued me for quite awhile, and I’m proud to say I’ve finally done it! 🙂

Here’s the verdict: oil painting is a rich and creamy medium, and I’m sure it can produce amazing results, but it isn’t suited for someone like me, who likes to finish a painting in one sitting. Nonetheless, I will still dabble in it, I think. I enjoy a bit of abstraction sometime!

Here’s another shot, sitting on a tiny easel from Joann’s.


To all the oil painters out there, kudos to you for your patience. I mean that.

And if you want to see one of my favorite oil painters, check out Janet Hill!