My first flower painting.....
by Cheryl Everett
I am relatively new to painting.....I like to take pictures and paint from that, using the pictures as my inspiration and making changes where I see fit.
My girlfriend said she would like a painting of a red poppy, so I found pictures of red poppies and painted her one on a canvas , size 12" x 12".
I know I need to do a bit more lightening on the poppy for highlights, but I also don't care for the white background. I can't decide what color to do the background.....I originally thought "black" , then a "royal blue"...now I am leaning more toward a lighter color, e.g., cream, tan, .......any ideas?????
Whatever the color is, I will paint it around the sides of the canvas as well so no frame will be needed....... thanks for any input!