Watercolor poppies

Discover the beauty of watercolor poppies with these inspiring ideas and techniques. Learn how to paint stunning poppy flowers with watercolors and create your own masterpiece.

Common poppies, with their saucer-shaped scarlet blooms, are one of the most familiar of the wildflowers. The color play of bright red poppy flowers with rich blue cornflowers and white chamomiles makes a wild meadow look absolutely fantastic. In addition to the red flowers and dark centers, another distinctive feature that sets poppies apart are the seed pods that stand on tall stems, bending and swaying around in the wind.

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Leslie McDermid