Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Inspiration for Mary's Poppies, and the actual inspiration!



If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that painting is predictably unpredictable. The original painting: Mary's Poppies, was leaning against the wall of my studio drying, right next to the vase of flowers that I'd used as inspiration for that painting. You can see that original painting in the bottom right-hand corner of my inspiration photo.

As I sat contemplating another painting, it occurred to me that I should paint the scene in front of me instead, because each painting was intrinsically connected to the other. Which is exactly what I did.

So now I have two paintings quixotically connected through random occurrence. How artistically poetic!

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