12 April 2013

Poppy Field Provence palette knife painting

Poppy Field Provence
Palette knife painting
15x20cm (approx 6"x8") Oil on board
It will soon be time to go and see the lavender fields blooming. Along the way there are many hay meadows that are awash with colour. The poppies, in particular always call out to be painted. 

This is painted on a pink ground which is allowed to show through to add sparkle to the painting. Using the palette knife and thick impasto paint, allows the colours to remain true. Here is a close-up of some of the knife work
These little paintings take on a life of their own, and tell me which way to go LOL. 

You may like my other poppy meadow paintings HERE and HERE