Five Fabulous Poppies

Watch me paint 5 poppies in 5 separate online videos.

Tuition: Painting five poppies in five ways

Suitable for beginners
Poppies are a subject that lots of people find tricky to paint. To capture their papery and delicate petals, the medium of watercolour is absolutely perfect.  Here I share 5 demonstration online videos showing how to paint these 5 poppies. Hopefully this will help everyone to have fun and enjoy creating each flower, unique and individual in style.

Materials used are brushes 18, 10, 4 and rigger – although it won’t be a problem to use different sized brushes.  Artist quality watercolour tube paints are used in colours:  Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue.  Paper Saunders Waterford 300gsm, which is particularly tolerant to wet-in-wet painting.

We are not looking at photographs of poppies, rather using our imagination to create flowers from washes that dry in certain shapes on the paper.

The videos form all the tuition for this module.  There are no PDF files, but there will be an online blog/gallery to view paintings and see answers to questions.

Price: £12.50

For access to the set of the following 5 online videos

As soon as I receive payment notification, I will email the links and passwords to you (this may take up to a couple of hours). Many thanks.

Poppy Study 1:  Online Video 8 minutes.

Poppy Study 1: Online Video 8 minutes. Creating a simple wet-in-wet wash and then using overlaying a wet-on-dry wash to create flower form.

Poppy Study 2:  Online Video 9 minutes

Poppy Study 2: Online Video 9 minutes.  Creating a poppy painting in layers using the beautiful quality of translucency with watercolour pigments.

Poppy Study 3:  Online Video 6 minutes

Poppy Study 3: Online Video 6 minutes.  Creating a lovely fun wet-in-wet wash, watching the behaviour of certain types of watercolour pigments.

Poppy Study 4:  Online Video 12 minutes

Poppy Study 4: Online Video 12 minutes.  Creating a background at the same time as painting the poppies using wet-in-wet style.

Poppy Study 5:  Online video 7 minutes

Poppy Study 5: Online video 7 minutes.  Creating a poppy painting observing the effect of using water to make watermarks on the paper.