As we drove to and from painting sites during our week in Maine, we were treated to gorgeous displays of poppies. These, against the deep dark of the woods, were these brilliant glowing flowers! We took so many photos of them and I knew I'd paint them. One thing I love about this painting is that the woods are not a flat black area, there is depth and branches and trees and all sorts of stuff going on there! A nice, 'tuckable' size, too, 6x12.
I always see poppies as a hopeful sign, that the cold winter is really really gone, and the flora of summer is on it's way.