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Thursday, May 25, 2017

When the Muse Visits You Must Respond!

A Profusion of Poppies!  A collage of my mini poppy paintings. Each one is 2.5x3.5 inches pastel
each available in my Etsy shop for $25 each including shipping
Every once in awhile it happens. I go a bit crazy and just can't stop painting. I get hooked on a subject which turns into a series and I can't stop. I was even painting in the evenings which I never do. I just had to see how many variations on the theme I could come up with.  This time it was poppies.

I was working on some mini aceo/artist trading card size paintings to bring to IAPS (more on this later) and one of them was a poppy painting. I love painting poppies, especially the red ones so I decided to do a couple more. Then a couple more. Before I knew it I had taped 6 more pieces of Uart paper to my board. The 6 more. I couldn't stop.

With each one I challenged myself to make it different from the last. I changed compositions. I changed color palettes. I asked myself how many sky or background colors could I use? I tried up close and personal and meadows filled with poppies. I finally stopped at no.22. I could probably do 20 more. I am that inspired!

Below you can scroll down and see all 22 mini poppy paintings. I am making them available through my Etsy shop for $25 each which includes shipping. Click here. Enjoy!

'Poppy no. 1'     2.5 x 3.5    pastel     $25

My pile of pastels ....the aftermath

Mini paintings protected in a clear bag with foamcore backing
 Click on each painting to enlarge. If you wish to purchase a painting please visit my Etsy shop or send me an email.


Anonymous said...

Love these! Crystal in TN

Sheila Halstead said...

It is incredible to me that you afford yourself the freedom to create the way you do. I'm not there yet! The thought is exciting but terrifying. Thank you for giving
us all such inspiration.