In this video you can see how I paint poppies in the Negative Painting Technique. I start with loose washes and then shape out the petals. Every now and then I use the spray bottle to let the paint run dry. All in all, this is a kind of poppy to paint that is fun and free of too many accuracies. However, I have found that the selection of the paper was not the right one, because it absorbs the water too fast.


– watercolor paper by Fabriano Artistico 9″ x 12″, hot pressed, 100% cotton, natural white
– watercolor brushes by da Vinci from the series Nova synthetics No. 6 and No. 12 round
– watercolor paints by JAX artcompany from the series White Nights in Carmine, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, Violet and Green
– water spray bottle

Video production – Doreen Gehrke
Music – Sunflower by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena / YouTube Audio Library