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07-11-2008, 05:03 PM
I have done these three paintings during the last two weeks. I wanted to paint the several phases of a poppy. Painted on 40 x 30 cm canvas. C + C very appreciated.



07-11-2008, 06:06 PM
These are beautiful!!! Very good detail and colour! In Canada poppies are very significant part of remembering our veterans on November the 11th!

07-11-2008, 06:24 PM
What a great set of great paintings.

07-11-2008, 06:34 PM
....And show the three stages, you have.
They do look like botanical paintings....very delicate.

07-11-2008, 07:03 PM
Very nice!!

07-11-2008, 09:25 PM
Lovely poppies, Great idea showing the phases.. Are you framing them together?? what size are they??

07-11-2008, 09:31 PM
These are delightful and well done! I think the third is my favorite, although the left side stem looks a little wonky . . .

07-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Nice work. Love the detail in the foliage

07-12-2008, 08:32 AM
Lovely. I like the composition and series.

Lady Carol
07-12-2008, 08:55 AM
Hi Brigitte, all are lovely pieces. The middle is my favourite. I am curious about the funky stem in the third that follows the line of the petal. I know poppies do have stems like this but I think with a little bit of editing it would read better.

07-12-2008, 11:08 AM
Thank to all your comments.

@ Kathie - 40 x 30 cm (about 17 ' x 12,5),

@ Angela and Carol - the flower had such a wonky stem which partially disappeared behind the foliage. Therefore the last part is a bit thicker. Maybe the difference is too little to be noticed. Would be grateful for suggestions of improvement.


07-12-2008, 11:59 AM
Very nice...I do like the one in the middle the best :)

07-12-2008, 12:09 PM
LOL Soni, I just about typed the exact same thing you did. But I do like seeing the bloom in it's full glory the best.

07-12-2008, 07:58 PM
Brigitte, I guess I would have let the top of the stem "hide" behind the petal or chosen a different angle, but since I can't see your reference, perhaps you did it perfectly!

07-12-2008, 08:10 PM
Lovely work Brigitte, the middle one is my favorite also. It really pops!

07-14-2008, 10:33 PM
The middle one is my favorite too.

07-15-2008, 02:28 AM
Terrific trio!