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KLAPROOS© (Dutch for Poppy)

A Coquelicot, Mohnblume, Papavero, Amapola, Papoula, POPPY.
(French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English)

"...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 breaking..."

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 O'KEEFFE Poppy (1927) Red Poppy, and Oriental Poppies (1928)

There is a French Children's song about a poppy/ chant populaire:
"...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.


Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2006

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Tim Linville 18 Mar 2014

Beautiful,Indepth Details,and Colorwork :)

John Cappello 17 Jan 2014

Such a Nice scene, I am very impressed with the Details. It has Captured me. Very well presented

Darlene Bayne 03 Jun 2011

Gorgeous macro with rich full color.

jen wilson 15 Nov 2010

Love Poppies,nice!

Dominique GUIGUES 04 Jul 2010

Y love it !