Musical Poppy Manuscript 28x70cm. Oil on board using the palette knife. Framed size 36x78cm, price includes ivory frame.
I have been fascinated by poppies ever since I threw a packet of poppy seeds into a large pot on the deck of my studio, and up came the most beautiful tangled display of colour that lasted weeks.
In this painting, the poppy buds and flowers stand tall and the parallel lines make me think of music manuscript. The poppies could be dancing, composing the music maybe. Thick impasto paint gives strong direction to shape and line, and lots of red, green and purple explodes onto the canvas, the whilte in clean contrast, as bud and flower burst open.