I am very pleased with how this pastel turned out. It was initially called A Tree in the Sunset. I struggled with the clouds. It was unbelievable. I just couldn’t get them right. I redid them and redid them. The advantage of digital art is my two favorites, undo and erase.
I was still not liking this piece, when I ran across a picture of a field of poppies. Red is my favorite color. Anytime I get an opportunity to add it to my art, I grab it.
I still struggled with this piece further, but finally it is done.
I belong to several private art groups on Facebook. They are a great place to hang my art. They are all very supportive. Everyone always just loves your art. Of course, if there were some helpful suggestions, we could all grow as artists. But sometimes, artists just need to know their art is liked and loved. Artists mostly work alone, and can get isolated. This is especially true in my case because I am limited because of the FM.
I found a new FB page recently. It is called Magically Mixed Art Community. It is filled with fabulous art. It has over 15,000 members. It was started by Tracy Verdugo, a very talented artist and writer. You can check out her blog here. You can check out the Facebook group here. I posted this pastel there and got an overwhelming response to it. I was blown away. It feels so good to have so many talented artist like my work. It has been a long time since that has happened. Like 20 years.
I hope you all enjoy the poppies.