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Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Gallery

Dancing Poppies

Dancing Poppies


16 x 20 acrylic on canvas.

I lost track of the number of hours I logged in on this one!  I’m happy that it’s done now, or at least I reached a point where I was satisfied with it.  Sometimes that’s a difficult point for an artist to reach.

I’ve always enjoyed the spring when the poppies are blooming. The flowers look  like delicate paper saucers flipping this way and that with the wind on their spindly stems.  Not to mention the buds. Round firm green little packages with a poppy flower tucked inside.  I saw these when I was out walking the dog though I wish they were in my own garden.  I’ll have to plant some one of these days!

 

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Gallery

My July garden

My July garden

11 x 14 acrylic on canvas

I found a little inspiration for a painting from my own garden. What I like about this composition is the contrast between the new growth and that which is fading. The tall round seed heads of the allium flowers still stand strong, though the blooms are spent, while the hosta buds are  just bursting to the scene. What I enjoy so much in the garden, is the movement, the symphony of colour and form and the anticipation of something new.

This was my first painting created in my new studio, so I’m pretty excited! Stay tuned for more to come.

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