"ratatouille", 36" x 54" at Patricia Rovzar Gallery in December
Poppies are addictive. Although the big bloom was early summer, they have taken over the studio for many months.
Earlier in the year, I opened up my photo archives to discover hundreds of images of the opiate flower snapped over the summer. Thinking this must be some kind of sign, I decided to give in. I have two more small poppy paintings to complete, and a large commission.
detail from ratatouille
In order to keep the topic fresh, I am deconstructing some of the forms to give more of an impression of the flower within its environment.
"wild rubies", 2 panels, 50" x 48" overall, soon to deliver to Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta
I'm also adding more exposed brushwork. Some of the branches and leaves take on a calligraphic quality.
details from "wild rubies"
"Some say that doing the same thing over and over is boring.
Others say that doing the same thing over and over can be a door to an experience that transcends boredom."
- Richard Stine, Pal Press Greeting Card.