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California Poppies

April 27th, 2007

California poppies – 11 x 15 quarter sheet watercolor

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Come April, drifts of poppies, our state flower, burst into bloom in everyone’s yard. These cheerful blooms start to close around 4 pm, but in the middle of the day they are glorious.

Art thought of the day

Edgar Payne wrote: ” If the student will adopt the habit of putting much time on the preliminary compositional pencil sketches – the preparation for painting – he will have gained aid that will benefit him for as long as he paints. Additionally, the pleasure derived from doing pencil skteches is second only to that of painting.”

Amen to that!

5 Comments »

  1. Karen, I so agree about “magic hour.” It makes such a difference with the colors. Just LOVE the poppies.
    Holly

    Comment by Creekhiker — April 27, 2007 @ 5:12 pm
  2. Karen, this one’s truly amazing. We have California poppies here in France too – my husband calls them ‘civil servants’ because they close up early. Anyone who’s ever dealt with the French administration will get the reference. This is a very beautiful painting.

    Comment by Casey — April 28, 2007 @ 12:54 am
  3. This is just beautiful, Karen! I love the light shining through the petals…

    Comment by Kate (Cathy) Johnson — April 28, 2007 @ 6:34 pm
  4. Wow this is absolutely beautiful. I love the focus on the flowers. The colours are so good too. Yummy!

    Comment by andrea — May 5, 2007 @ 4:39 am
  5. Oh the poppies look just wonderful. It just says California, huh? ;)

    Comment by Wendee — May 7, 2007 @ 10:32 am

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