#simplycreate a modern poppy with acrylics


For this tutorial, you need:

  • Simply acrylic paint, several colours including gold
  • 2 Simply “fine tip” brushes of different sizes
  • Simply acrylic paint marker, black colour
  • Simply canvas, A4 format
  • Simply plastic palette
  • A water container and a paper towel roll

Step 1


With the brush soaked in the colour of your choice create a first ovoid shape in the lower part of the canvas. Paint a second circular shape on top of the first, this time using gold acrylic paint. Leave to dry.

Step 2

The flower

Starting from the top of the canvas, draw several overlapping petals. Draw the rod starting at the bottom of the canvas.

Good to know: To create different lines, you can go over them several times with the black marker to thicken the line or reduce it if you press very lightly.

Step 3

Adding polka dots

Still, with the same black acrylic paint marker, add different-sized polka dots to one side of the flower.

Good to know: For more inspiration for the creation of the background, don't hesitate to dig into the mark-making technique, Pinterest and Google are full of ideas.

Step 4

Result and inspiration

For a much prettier finish, you can add a few more details to the upper. Here is a beautiful, very modern poppy, ready to be framed!

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Simply Acrylic Paint

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Paints are a perfect starting point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with acrylics. These soft-body water-based colours can be used straight from the tube, wet easily onto the surface, and can be thinned with water.


Simply Accessories

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Simply Canvas

Daler-Rowney Simply Canvases feature a medium grain textured 250gsm acid free canvas, triple primed and ready for use which is available in a comprehensive range of shapes and sizes.


About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.