Poppy Patch – Pasadena – Karen Winters Daily Painting

“Return to the Poppy Patch” 9 x 12 watercolor

It’s another walk around the Arlington street poppy garden, but this time in a more decorative, somewhat abstract mood. I abandoned any attempt to be realistic and considered the landscape as a decorative tapestry, with different colors and textures woven through. With some modifications, this might scale up well into a larger painting. But then I’d have to fight the temptation to put in all sorts of fiddly realistic details. Can’t you just imagine Dorothy, Toto and the gang taking a nap back there between the poppies and the irises? We’re not in Kansas anymore. We’re in Pasadena.


  1. Casey
    April 15, 2008

    How beautiful! Poppies are my favorite flower too. This is really successful – the colors of the poppies just pop out of that beautiful green. Wonderful work.

  2. Tami
    April 16, 2008

    The looseness of this makes it great fun, the colors in the foreground just seem to and surge and blend! Would love to see you work this up larger and in oil, I think the texture in oil would be interesting.

  3. Ms. Ernie
    April 16, 2008

    This is just too beautiful. I love the spontaneity of the the look. The colors are fabulous. Just gorgeous.

  4. Gina
    April 20, 2008

    how did you learn to pain like that?!

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