Fearless Friday, Copycat Poppies

A great way to learn painting is by copying  others

 

poppy watercolors

The watercolor on the left is from Fluidcolors.  I love the way the artist faded the receeding poppies into the shadowy background, and I copied the artist’s style and composition {right}

 

poppies

 

Copying is a great way to experiment and try out new techniques, just make sure you always credit the original artist

 

painting poppies

 

I decided to try some more poppies, this time on glass

 

poppy glasses

 

I fell in love with this pattern from the Pioneer Woman collection at Walmart, and bought 2 plates

 

poppy copy

 

Bright impressionist poppies and polka dots, I couldn’t wait to paint glasses to go with them

 

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Experiment on paper first, to practice your strokes, shapes, and color mix

 

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Paint petals and leaves with simple quick strokes

 

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Once this has dried add the center dots and background polka dots

 

 

poppy dishware

poppy stemless glasses

poppy copy

A future tablescape coming soon…

Be Fearless!

note: be sure to use a curable paint for glass so your masterpiece will be permanent

These stemless glasses are great for wine or any beverage.  They are reasonably priced and are readily available everywhere

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined, Inspire Me Monday

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, 

The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life,   Tickle My Tastebuds,

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows, Get Your DIY OnShare it One More Time

 

 

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19 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Copycat Poppies”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your poppies on your glasses Jenna and your copycat poppies on paper are beautiful! I’ve admired the PW collection at Walmart too. I know you’ve mentioned before but what curable paint for glass do you use?

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    • I’ve been using Liquitex Glossies for years but they’ve discontinued them 😱 I stocked up as soon as I found out, so haven’t tried anything else yet. There are several brands that look good, Deco Art gloss enamels, Martha Stewart has a line too. They are available at Hobby Lobby and Amazon. Please let me know if you try some and like them!

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  2. Jenna, I wish I could paint, you make it look easy! Love the glasses to accompany the PW plates. I need to make a trip to Walmart to check on that cute pattern. Happy Weekend!

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  3. Jodi says:

    Beautiful! Love poppies and they are so short lived. This helps continue their beauty forever. ☺️💜

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  4. Rhonda says:

    The painted poppies on glass are beautiful! Perfect addition to the pretty Pioneer Woman plates! (They’re a fav of mine, too!) 🙂 ~Rhonda

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  5. Kim says:

    When we were in England I fell in love with poppies. I would cover my backyard with them, but I think deer love them as much as I do! Haha. Yours are beautiful and a great way to enjoy them indoors!

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  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    This project reminds me of the Poppy project in Fairhope this past year! Such beautiful and simple little flowers. You did a great job.

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  7. Kim says:

    I haven’t seen these Pioneer Woman plates yet. I love them! Your poppy glasses should be on the store shelf right beside those plates. They’d sell like hotcakes! I look forward to seeing your tablescape. 🙂

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  8. Shenita says:

    Jenna, you did a fabulous job on the glasses! You are so talented! The compiment the PW plates perfectly!

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  9. Debbie says:

    You did an amazing job!

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  10. JESS44903 says:

    Wow! Great job!! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  11. Sandra Garth says:

    Looks like I wasn’t the only one with poppies on my mind this week! Thanks so much for joining us each week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your links.

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  12. Jenna, I love this! I love poppies, too, and have orange ones in my garden. This makes me happy, and I hope I see the tablescape in your alfresco choice – regardless, can’t wait!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  13. You did a fantastic job in your copycat painting! I love to paint, especially with watercolor or acrylics. Your glasses look like they’re part of the set of dishes. I think I need to take a trip to Walmart and look at those beautiful dishes.

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