I could call this a study or give it the name it truly deserves, "Poppy Procrastination," - the excuse I used not to tackle the three-foot square blank white canvas over there on the easel, all freshly double gessoed and ready for its debut.
A few of you mentioned you liked the idea in my last post of having a Shutterfly portfolio book for your art shows - in addition to bringing these to art shows and exhibits, I also send one of these books to each of the galleries where my art is represented, along with a small standing easel so the gallery owner can display my portfolio near my work. Shutterfly books are excellent for quality reproduction of color, though I've also seen beautiful portfolio books produced by Kodak used by my talented photographer friend Bruce Rosensteil. In fact, it was Bruce's Kodak portfolio books that gave me the idea to boost up my portfolio to print!
Bruce recently returned from a trip to Thailand and has an amazing new collection of original photography from that region on his web site. You may want to get a cup of coffee before you go to Bruce's site, because you will want to stay awhile.