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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Colorful Poppies

'Poppy Fantasy' 7x5 pastel
I was inspired by my visit to the Art Institute of Chicago to paint these poppies. One of the exhibits in the new Modern Wing showcased the work of Cy Twombly. It was called the Natural World and he had several huge paintings that were inspired by nature/flowers. They had the most wonderful colors and textures though they were mostly acrylic with some wax crayon and pastel marks. I hope to try some more with mixed media in the near future, in the meantime I painted this pastel over watercolor based on one of my poppy photos.


Cynthia said...

What gorgeous COLOR!!!! Love it!
You must get tired of me ouuuhhhing
and aahhhhhhing but your work is very inspiring and I am a fan :))

Karen said...

Thanks Cynthia and I truly appreciate your comments!!!!

Sharon said...

I love these poppies! They're so colorful!