Tuesday, May 01, 2012
"Poppies" 18x24" impasto oil on linen
In March, the corner neighbor's front yard was a riot of color, with these red poppies being the dominant flower. They had the traditional type and a more ruffly type that I found fascinating.
Around the same time, I kept seeing the colors and stripes of my favorite yoga blanket, whenever I'd close my eyes, so it made sense to me to incorporate them into a painting. Violets and lavenders and various shades of greens made it into this painting, which play well with the vibrant reds.
This will soon be varnished and packed carefully to be shipped north to my mom for Mother's Day. Yay!