May 18 2012
The year was 2008, and the California poppies were stunningly abundant in Three Rivers. People still talk about it.
This is one of my photos from that most memorable year.
My postman brought me some photos he took, and I painted from them. You saw the results of one such painting here.
I promised to show you this when it was finished, and I keep my promises. If I remember. This larger version contains more detail than the 8×10 version. The mailman’s photo was easier to paint from than mine, because the solid mass of poppies almost makes my head spin. Hard to paint with an almost-spinning head.
Great Poppy Year©, 16×20″, oil on wrapped canvas, $360