Sunday, August 17, 2008

Poppyscape





Poppyscape - 16" x 16" (each) - oil on canvas
I finished this painting a while ago, but all the wedding planning kept me from painting anything else these last few weeks. We finally had the wedding yesterday and it was awesome. Afterwards everyone was just exhaused--but very happy. So today I vegged 'til noon then decided I had to get back into doing some art so I photographed this painting at last.

It's a series of three paintings meant to be a landscape of our poppy garden, but each painting could hang on its own. I met Tamara English at the Mark Woolley gallery at July First Thursday and her gardenscapes inspired me to try one of my own. I tried to capture the feeling of the poppies instead of copying a photo. I also put in lots of dandelions that are growing there as well!

The last picture in this post is all three paintings leaning up against the glass panel of our deck. You can see the river view in the distance.

Well that's about all I can accomplish for today. Next week it's back to finishing the two other paintings that I've been putting off all these weeks while the wedding planning was underway.

Hooray for weddings! I now have a wonderful son-in-law!

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