I've had two weeks of fun painting and relaxation and the last two years of painting for my recent exhibition have faded away quickly. What is fun painting you ask? It's the painting you do to relax. It doesn't get a lot of heavy thought beforehand, it's not usually loaded down with meaning, it happens as you work, you take delight in it and you really don't care about much else except the process of creating. I continually return to poppies when I want to feel good when painting. I always do something fun for The Leyton Gallery Summer Show which starts next week. This summer is no different.
Garden Patterns #1, 16 x 16 in., acrylic, image transfers, paper and mediums on canvas
Garden Patterns # 2, 16 x 16 in. acrylic, image transfers, paper and mediums on canvas
I'm pressing my luck with the awkwardness of this composition but it gives the poppies a certain self consciousness that I like. I also worked to give them some individuality. Usually poppies look like they don't have a care in the world and are just hanging out in the wind.