|Poppies at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, VA|
Sometimes the subject matter is fairly easy to paint. It is the background that causes problem. As you can see in the reference photo, I had to be creative with the bottom part of the "poppy field," which was not exactly a field of red poppies bobbing romantically.
After several scrapes, I came up with the finished painting, which has the red-green compliment colors as the dominant color scheme. The violets in the background were inspired by the deep violet heart of the flowers. I didn't start the painting with this color scheme in mind. I stumbled into it!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!