Back this summer there were several wonderful fields of bright red poppies in our area. This one was a few miles away and I took several photos - climbing over gates and fences and getting thoroughly covered in seeds and weeds! All worth the hassle. My piece is a combination of a couple of photos because I loved the Queen Anne's Lace in the foreground ere but in another I was in amongst the red poppies.
Now, I have done a silly thing (too many projects on my mind) and made my piece 20" x 16"! I am 'fessing up'. Here's the full piece...
And here's my submission...
|Poppies Galore - square|
I am mostly happy with it and maybe after Christmas I will play some more with it to accentuate the QA Lace heads. I did think of adding the plants using white acrylic paint on the edge of a credit card - very slightly smudged to create that van Rensburg look of his animal heads. I will try this on a another piece. The stems are cord couched down.