Monday, March 05, 2007

Poppies Near the House


Poppies Near the House, 6x8, oil
SOLD


It's poppy mania LOL!!! I've enjoyed painting these tremendously, I think it's the bold, saturated, intense color of the poppies and how the sunlight makes them glow orange. I have two pots of fragrant white tulips tinged with a bit of green and I think they will occupy me for the next few days...but somehow I think the poppies will reappear in the not too distant future. It's always exciting when something grabs you and a series of paintings along a theme is born. After some winter blah's and a bit of painter's block it's good to feel enthusiastic again!

2 comments:

Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! The warm evening light on the house looks lovely and the poppies are stunning.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is exactly the composition of a painting I tried unsuccessfully. From a low angle with the window and the clapboards in the background, but I couldn't get the poppies right. This may inspire me to try again. Love it.