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Poppies in the setting sun

The last half hour of sunlight is incredibly magical to me. The whole world looks different as the rays are refracted through the atmosphere and the angles cause deep shadows which set off the sunny spots. In my garden, we have these little orange poppies. I was told they were from Yugoslavia and if you’re not careful, they will take over your yard. We never have a lot of them but they are very eye catching, especially when they catch the sun rays in their ephemeral petals as they blow in the wind.

This painting measures about 9″ x12″ and is on fine watercolor paper. It is for sale, $125.00. The colors were hard to scan, the deep blue places are a little more green, but the poppies look just like they appear on my screen.

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  1. June 21st, 2011 at 08:19 | #1

    This is a beautiful painting Mimi. i like the use of colours and the way the flowers stand out.

  2. June 17th, 2011 at 16:59 | #2

    Love that time of day too. And your orange poppies are magical.

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