Poppy Parade, oil and enamel on canvas, 120 x 70 x 3 cm.
Poppy Parade…I am joy. I do not hide I shine my light. Bold and vivacious, unkempt and pure of beauty. Mother nature’s Polka Dots. A wild floral soiree of red swaying heads, reaching upwards towards the sun through tangled grass and spindly vines. These Poppies are exuberant. These poppies are wild. These poppies are in carefree abandon. A Parade of Poppies,, celebrating life.
In Poppy Parade I wanted to capture the wild, untamed beauty of a field of poppies swaying in a summer breeze. To create this I have used an expressionist style of painting to reflect the movement and vitality of the fields and poppies. Dripped and splashed paint captures the life and motion of the poppy heads and gold flecks reflect light into the painting. Poppy Parade is carefree abandon and wild delight. A Parade of Poppies swaying in the breeze.