Friday, July 17, 2009

Blue Pollen

Poppies are fascinating flowers. They can be dramatic and outrageous, or soft and delicate...

This orange toned beauty was lounging around in a front garden a couple of blocks down from my studio. She and her companions had taken over the front planter... sprawled over the lip of the brick edging, trying to position themselves so their gorgeous petals could catch the afternoon sun. When I showed up with my camera they all pretended not to notice, but they couldn't stop themselves from moving here and there in the soft breeze, trying to look their best... knowing they were prize specimens. The sun illuminated the silky blue and orange of their petals which led my eye to the tiny bits of dusty blue pollen scattered here and there like bits of cookie crumbs...

NFS
8x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

1 comment:

Two Ways said...

Very beautiful this picture!