Poppies in the Wind

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.”
– John Lubbock

Isn’t that the truth!!!

Poppies in the Wind

4″ x 6″ Watercolor

I really enjoyed painting this little painting.  I tried to keep it loose and not get too caught up in the nitty-picky little details.  I tried to concentrate on forms and shadows.  It was really freeing.  May’s Plant Parade project over in WetCanvas’ Florals and Botanicals forum is poppies.    Sharrm supplied the references and I chose one by HolyLL.    We all upload  our work on the 25th, so if you check it out, you’ll see some amazing poppies!   🙂

About John Lubbock

John Lubbock, the multifaceted British banker, statesman, and scientist, was responsible for the institution of England’s monthly Bank Holidays, sometimes referred to as St. Lubbock Days. He was born in 1834 in England. Growing up, he learned science from his father’s friend Charles Darwin. He coined the terms Paleolithic and Neolithic to denote the different Stone Ages, and he wrote the well-regarded books Prehistoric Times and Ants, Bees, and Wasps. He died in 1913.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ji
    May 28, 2010 @ 19:30:05


    help me achieve 55 comments goal by leaving a comment under the post…
    take the awards from previous post after that.
    thank you in advance.


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    May 25, 2010 @ 09:48:16

    Really exciting painting. I love the golden glow around the petals and the stems.


  3. lesliepaints
    May 25, 2010 @ 09:08:54

    I will always have a soft spot for poppies after Ryan’s spring challenge. This is beautiful, Beth!


    • Beth Parker
      May 25, 2010 @ 09:12:48

      Thanks, Leslie! I too have a soft spot from that experience. I painted a lighthouse for Richard’s summer challenge. It may not be “the one” because I only used one tube of paint – Daniel Smith’s Black Tourmaline Genuine. *gasp* Not a drop of color anywhere. 😀


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