May 27, 2006

Winter Poppies

winter poppies II acrylic,paper, ink on canvas: 16" x16"x2.5" 3/2006
(click twice for close up)

More Poppies from the second series. In February and March, I found that our weather had really made me feel a bit anxious. I wanted for color and summer, yet it was still winter here in New Hampshire. So I made a little summer of my own in my studio. They got me through to April.
I used some college elements in all of the poppy paintings for texture. I like to begin with that sometimes. I have an affinity for paper. **additionally*** the painting is on canvas, which I didn't make clear before!

The word for the day is ... fern ... as in a beautiful plant in the woods, a color of green which can be used anywhere and the name of Wilbur's best friend, after Charlotte of course.


Anonymous said...

Susan, This is very pretty ! I love using acrylics on paper with ink, one of my favorite ways to express.Keep up the great work ! :)

andrea said...

What really grabs me about this is the delicate feathered edges.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

The double click surprised me, I thought the painting was a watercolor..then I saw the brush strokes and the intensity of color...very impressive edges, just like a flower...light and wispy.

franhilz said...

i was revising latest posting at your blog
all of them are wonderful!
my fav is "winter poppies"
did you finish "sorry"? - it es another rep of your splendid art.


gasp! I've always loved flowers in any form, and these winter poppies are just too gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

I love your poppies, too! They are so lush and vivid, yet soft at the same time. Being an abstract artist myself, I love the way they melt into a beautiful abstract composition as well.

I'm glad I discovered your blog. You can see mine at All About Art.


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