"Himalayan Blue Poppy"
6"x 6" - Oil on Canvas
#3 of 30 . . . . .what can I say. . . the day got away with me yesterday. I started painting and had a visit from a dear friend. . . . .painting had to wait! So, I will have to squeeze two in to a day along the way. Perhaps tomorrow!
One year my daughter and son-in-law gifted me with an annual pass to Buchart Gardens. What a delightful gift it was!! This was painted from a photograph that I took of the Himalayan Blue poppies that they grow there. They are so beautiful and though I haven't captured it very well here the petals have a wonderful gossamer effect, so delicate. There is one large bed that is planted in front of a vibrant orange bush, I think perhaps a rhodo, but I don't recall off the top of my head. Regardless, the contrast between the blue of the poppies and the orange flowers on the shrub is something to behold!
Of course, I let this one dictate to me and it got precious and I put in far too much detail! Hence it took me far longer than it needed too!!