Monday, May 4, 2009


Garden Centers offer a rich variety of painting subjects. While I perused the perennial section this Icelandic Poppy sparkled and glowed in the sunshine... petals that resemble crepe paper, but with the texture of silk when you touch them.
Some flowers seem to paint themselves. Swirling the paint on the palette to create the proper shade of pink, applying the silky oil paint to the canvas... watching as the painting takes shape... each petal creates it's own unique pattern of glowing light. Like magic, all the pieces fit together and form a flower.

16x20 inches, oil on canvas, (ready to hang in about one week)

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