"...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.