Mojave Prickly Poppy is the name of the flower. First I drew the shapes and filled in with liquid mask. Then I poured, brushed, dropped in, various deep rich background colors. Before it was dry, I used a spray bottle to spray some droplets of water on it, and it made little "stars" for texture.
Next, I removed the mask and then painted the yellow center with a light yellow wash. After it dried, I did strokes of liquid mask to look like the stamens catching light. When it was dry, I did a darker gold and orange wash over the yellow center. I repeated this step so I could add another darker wash over again.
Next I started doing soft shadows on the petals on the right, and then I put a light wash on the background poppy that is in shadow on the left.
Stay tuned....more to come!