Friday, July 30, 2010

Trio de Rouge - Poppies

Trio de Rouge, Poppies by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

Trio de Rouge Poppies is a new painting drying on the easel in Flower Mound Studio. On Friday, a dear painty pal, Judy Mackey, and I will head out to the Dallas Arboretum to paint plein air. Painting outdoors can be a real eye opener to the little things mother nature hides from all but the most observant. While painting these poppies one morning plein air, I heard a "pop!" and there was a little poppy egg, freshly hatched, lying at the base of a newly unfurled bright orange bloom. I captured a photo of it for you below. I'll bet there is an interesting scientific name for this but I love the idea of poppies hatching from eggs, don't you?

I promise to share photos from our exciting plein air adventure on Friday, so stay tuned! I'll be the lady in a goofy hat with paint on her nose.

1 comment:

Autumn Leaves said...

How amazing to have been there when the bloom burst forth! What a delight! Love the trio here, Nancy. They are so beautiful!! I'm guessing our four favorite Puggles and my personal boyfriend Howie have/had to stay home from the plein aire expedition? Sigh...