Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"

A few weeks ago, I sold a poppy painting to a lady who told me a very touching story about her dog, Poppy.  Not long after that I had another lady call and ask to purchase the same painting.  Obviously, that was not going to happen.  So, I decided to begin a new series of paintings.  You guessed it, paintings of poppies. 

I have a huge reference library of poppy images that I have taken from various places.  My neighbour across the road grows some real beauties with big heads the size of lucheon plates.  The neighbour across the street often grows salmon coloured poppies, at Beacon Hill Park they have white poppies and out at Buchart Gardens there are Himalayan blue poppies!  They are everywhere. So, I have plenty of material for this series.  Below is the first painting in the poppy series.

"Dee's Poppy"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"

1 comment:

  1. I noticed that you signed up for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge. I'm one of the challenge artists too and I decided to hop around and view everyone's blogs. Isn't it exciting she's doing it again?

    If you want to limber up for it, I'm currently running a less stressful ART PARTY over at my blog. You can post any painting that fits the theme, any day till December 24th. Each daily link is open for posting for 24 hours. If you don't want to post you can have fun voting for your favourites.

    Hope to see you there.

    Sign up with instructions is here

    Once you register you can post your work any day here