"...The poppy was dancing in summer cornfields.
The morning breeze was her partner.
She swung and she curtsied like she bowed.
She spread her scarlet skirt and bent her fluffy head
so low, that her slender stem seemed in danger of
I love the red color of the wild Poppy.
Its nearly red, like orange mixed with
scarlet, gives bright splashes of color
in summer cornfields. I used over 10
different colors of red!
Poppies will thrive almost anywhere;
they can be enjoyed in the wild, but
they are also grown for ornament.
The poppy flower has been the
inspiration for many artists. One of
the most famous paintings is Claude
MONET's-Poppy Fields at
Argenteuil- (1873). Georgia
Red Poppy, and Oriental Poppies (1928)
There is a French Children's song
about a poppy/ chant
"...J'ai descendu dans mon jardin (bis)
Pour y cueillir du romarin.
Gentil coqu'licot, Mesdames.
Gentil coqu'licot nouveau..."
Dimensions: 20'x16' (50x40 cm )
This acrylic is painted in a variety of
reds on a stretched canvas with gallery
wrapped edges over a wooden frame.
Painted staple free sides. Painting
doesn't need a frame.
Olga, I just planted some poppies in the fall. Your poppy paintings are what Iwould hope for them to look like. So much life and feeling in them. Thank you for looking at my work also.
*Hi there! Wow! I can almost smell it (I know, these don't have a smell like a rose or something, lol) It looks like an image in the movie 'Heavy Metal' where at the beginning when the corvette drops from space, and drives down the road going home, then parks and he opens the trunk and takes out the LocNar...right beside the car are flowers such as this!
All of your works look great Olga! Keep it up!
Hi Olga, your saying the poppy flower has been the inspiration for many artistst ....of course ,that's true !!!! The poppies are so unique in shape and colour ......and yours is an example for their beauty !!! Bravo !
And a beauty it is. So incredible to watch you work and then see it here in all its glory for the world to see. Awesome, awesome work. Wish it were hanging with the others at Chester County! It belongs there.
Anonymous Guest (IP: 22.214.171.124)13 Oct 2006
I want It! Your fantastic! I hope you remember the little people when you are famous. Joyce