Himalayan Blue Poppy

#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Poppy

Did you know that bees prefer blue flowers, and that blue flowers are relatively rare – with only 10% of the world species producing that color. The blue himalayan poppy (not a true poppy) is rare enough in the wild that until 1922 it was considered a myth.

I was using up some left-over gouache and I’m not overly happy with the colors but I had fun painting this nonetheless.

  • Paint-Arteza Gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Universalblock Mixed Media
  • Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes
  • Reference photo by: DebbieClarkArt at Pixabay


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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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