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.

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