Here's the "set up"...... I've taken a canvas sheet and mounted it on archival foamboard. I love Poppies.....wish I had them in our yard but there's truly no room for a nice patch of these beauties. :( (Oh, and Yes, that "ghostly figure in the background .........my husband is in the other room watching SouthPark)
Here's the initial sketch .....I really like how the undertone looks so I'm making it a part of the composition.
.....and the blocking in of color values begins.....
Here's the finished work! (There's a little glare from the overhead light at the top of the picture)
"Poppy Love" 20"x 16" Mixed Media (background is Acrylic - painted image Oil)