Tuesday, May 11, 2010

yes, more poppies (sold)

More poppies because I'm having fun sloshing lots of thick paint around in my studio. The first is a 8"x8" sort of from my imagination/reference plein air landscapes. The latter is a 24"x24" previous posted but reworked. I think it's stronger now that I simplified the landscape. Also mostly from my imagination. I've never worked this way before and am not sure what promoted me to start. Oddly enough I think it was from painting blue bells earlier this spring as they popped up around my village. I kept the values in mind but changed the color. Also have some sketches in oils and pencil of poppies done years ago in Europe.


Ralph said...

Poppies I love can never get enough of them and you paint them so well

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

A happy happy painting Susan - made me smile - yes, do more!

Janelle Goodwin said...

These paintings are bold with their thick, juicy paint. And yes, they make me happy!

Pam Holnback said...

These are spectacular! I love the direction you're headed.

Jill Berry said...

Hey Susan!
I see your art-world is all-a-bloom over here! I love this last one, as well as the "Poppies" from a month ago.
I'm glad you're getting to enjoy some outdoor stuff.
Expertly caught shadow on the neighbor's house! I took some great pics of palm shadows on my neighbor's house. Wondered if they ever wondered..."what the heck is she doing out there?".
I like your radishes too. Picked up some myself, though I have neither eaten or painted them this week.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love your poppy series - so bold, colorful, inviting and memorable. Congrats!