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A Few Tips for Painting Poppies

13 days ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Joyful Garden' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175
It is Valentine's Day! How about a garden instead of a bouquet of flowers? I had another piece of paper that I used for a demo/lesson and I didn't want it to go to waste. I brushed off the pastel and lightly wet it with alcohol. It was Canson Mi-tientes so I couldn't get it too wet. I was left with a gray underpainting. It was now ready for a beautiful garden of flowers! My reference photo had pink poppies but I made mine red....because I could! Here are a few more tips for painting poppies.
I don't draw the flower first. I simply...
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