Sunday, December 02, 2007

Poppies on Gold

4' x 5' Original Oil Painting on gallery wrapped canvas. Brilliant giant poppies on a field of gold.

After a bit of a painting hiatus due to visiting family and the holidays, it felt good to get out my brushes and put this one to bed. I started it some time last winter......and then my toddler pierced the canvas somehow....which derailed my motivation to finish it. Thanks to one of my blogging painter-buddies, I was able to repair the canvas and finish the piece. The scar has an archival patch on the back side and is now hidden under layers of paint. I cannot tell even when I am looking for it. This one is going up over the mantle in my house as the last of the finished pieces I had on hand went off to the gallery. My kids asked why we didn't have any paintings anymore....all I could think of was the expression "the cobbler's kids never have any shoes". So I thought I would hang this cheerful piece over our mantle for my family to enjoy and then I am off to finish a few commissions that I have up and going.