Flanders Poppies - Take One

Flanders poppies (Papaver rhoeas) are in full swing in my part of the world and I am having a blast painting them. This is a report about the first outing. From previous experience, I knew that I would need all kinds of reds with me and some sort of approach to not be overwhelmed by all the shades of colors that I see. But the first problem that I encountered on that day was not with the oversaturation of color but with the fact that I forgot all my brushes! So I used my fingers on the first sketch and then borrowed some lovely dagger brushes from Suhita (Suhitasketch) to paint the second and third pages. 

From the ground point of view where I was sitting a house looked like a proper castle, and I imagined myself a tiny traveler in the forest of these amazingly textured red giants! 

Some neon color influences courtesy of:

I can tell you one thing - I needed a black-and-white day after this sketching trip! :)

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