Abstract Red Poppy Flowers on Orange Sunset Sky

Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky
Large abstract red poppy flowers on orange sunset sky – original version
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky
Large abstract red poppy flowers on orange sunset sky – original version

I like to experiment with different backgrounds to some of my abstract and semi-abstract landscapes and flower paintings. I initially painted a much smaller version of this painting and a customer asked whether it would be possible for me to paint it on to a much larger canvas. The customer was looking for a very large painting that would work with the red and brown shades that he has in his room. There are always differences when you scale up a painting is this way but overall I am very happy with the finished artwork.

There is an orange sky that fades to white on the horizon. The foreground features a base colour of green that again fades to near white on the horizon. On top of that I have applied many different colours of paint to represent the stems of flowers and grass. It is quite a time-consuming way of painting as I like to wait for each colour or two to partially dry before applying another colour or two. This prevents the colours from running and mixing with one another which I am generally trying to avoid with this style of painting, unlike with some other work that I do.

The final stage of the painting is to apply the abstract  flower heads, splashing and dripping a lot of paint on to the canvas. I have mainly used red, but also some other colours too here and there. Very little in nature is ever entirely one colour and so I like to reflect this in my art.

  • Acrylic paint on canvas
  • Approximate size: 160 x 107.5 cm
  • Signed on the front and back
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky
Large abstract red poppy flowers on orange sunset sky – original version
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky
Large abstract red poppy flowers on orange sunset sky – detail of original version
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky
Large abstract red poppy flowers on orange sunset sky – detail of original version

 

I emailed the customer some photos of the painting. The customer then asked if I could add some extra red splashes to the flower section of the painting. He also emailed me a photo of a section of the large rug that’s in the room where the painting would be going. The customer asked if I could add some purple/beetroot colour to the flower section of the painting as well.

Purple rug picture for painting commission
Purple rug picture emailed by customer for painting commission
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky updated version
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky on canvas – updated version with extra red and purple paint
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky updated version
Large abstract red flower painting on orange sky on canvas – detail of updated version with extra red and purple paint

 

I’m always more then happy to oblige with such requests (it’s part of the service that I offer) and so I added some more red and purple to the painting and then emailed the customer photos of the updated artwork. I also pointed out that with these very large canvases the colours depicted in the photos are often not quite as vivid as they are in reality – I’m still working on improving my photography. The customer was then happy with the updated painting and we proceeded to arrange a time for him to collect it from me in Central London a few days later.

Update: This customer has now got the painting stretched in London. He kindly emailed me this photo showing the painting hanging in his home.

Very large red flower modern art painting
Very large red flower modern art painting on stretched canvas – shown hanging in customer’s home