20 x 16 inches :: original oil painting on stretched canvas
Not sure if I've shared with you that I usually work from my home studio. It's just easier that way because of all my creature comforts that are near by. Like my fridge (for easy snacking), my washing machine and dryer (to do a loads of laundry in between strokes of paint), and my red couch (where I sometimes crash and burn and indulge in delicious, syrupy midday naps). And of course my pups, Toby and Scout. Today, however, I worked in Studio Crescendoh, my studio which is about 2 miles from my home. Whenever I push myself to work in Studio Crescendoh, part of me misses my creature comforts. But I also know that part of me receives new observations and ideas and visuals that inspire me and my future work in unexpected ways. It's a good thing.
Poppies continued to be my subject matter today. I love them so much. Minimal, clean, and sophisticated flowers they are. I used a photo reference for this work and while working, dreamed of one day finding myself in a real field of poppies (like Dorothy, the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin man did) and working all day to use real poppies from the field as my reference ... with such focus and fervor that I would eventually crash and burn to take a nap, not in the poppy field, but back at home, on my comfortable red couch.