A Very Red Poppy



acrylic on canvas painting of a red poppy

very red poppy

I usually spend weeks on a painting and sometimes they never come together the way I envisioned them.

Once in a rare while, one  comes together in what seems like minutes.

This is a rare one: It’s exactly what I was looking for and it just flew together.

And,  I’m proud of this one!

It’s 24″ x 18″ x 2″, acrylic on canvas finished on all sides so there is no need to frame it.

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My Art: A Look Back

A lot of memories that come flooding back when I look through this gallery of most of the art I’ve done over the past few years. I am now re-energized and excited about my art, both painting and my fabric art, and look forward to many more creations in the future.

The following pictures are where I’ve been with my art. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

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Last winter Larry and I often went to St Catharine’s Jaycee pool to get a little exercise and change things up from our many hikes. In this building there is a long South facing row of  windows on a  hallway to reach the pool and in this area a number of employees have taken to tending to beautiful flowering plants. It is there that we discovered this beautiful flower.
This was my first attempt at painting with acrylic paints instead of my old favorite oil. I have to admit it was a bit of a struggle, the paints just didn’t flow like the oils did. In my more recent works I’ve used nothing but acrylic paints and I think I’m getting in to the medium. I especially like the ease of clean up using only water, compared to the stinky varsol I used before.
Chances are there will be another oil in my future but I’m starting to see the advantages of acrylic.