Still painting! Day 340

It’s hard to believe that today is the 340th day I’ve painted or drawn. Does time ever fly! I’ve been working steadily on the commission and it will be done in time for Christmas. I have another commission for Christmas – a palette knife painting – that I have to get started on soon.

I am going to have to mix new paint for the commission so since I use the same colours for the little painting of the poppies, I thought I’d use them up on that.

You can see some light coloured splotches in the flowers – that’s because the colours I had been using weren’t covering my pencil marks underneath. I used a bit of naples yellow (the light colour) to cover the pencil marks and then I will go back in with the proper oranges and reds once it’s dry.

I love the way the poppies stand out now that the background is darker!