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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Canvass 12x9



Hello, first, sad news, one of the kittens passed last night so Paris has four now, it is sad indeed but I expected it from the begging really. I hope she can manage the four she has left and I will of course keep you informed. 

I am going to call this 'Poppy Heaven' This is a take on a piece that I did in my journal Here. And I am now thrilled to be able to turn this in to a canvass. I love flowers the sent's and colours they bring. Spring is fantastic for bringing colour. Last year hubby and I went away to Scarborough for a few days. On the way we saw fields of poppy's & linseed and I have since done a couple of journal pages about this experience.


I loved how it turned out so much I decided to do a canvass to. This is a 12 x 9 canvass I have used stencils and paints, sprays paints, gesso etc for the back ground. The actual poppies are torn vintage pages from the book 'Nicholas Nickleby' They were then painted.


Finally the black glass beads were attached and ink is used for the stems. Although these poppies  are not painted in a life like form I still feel the wind that makes them dance in the fields and the beautiful sun on my face of the day,  when I look at them, to me they're as life like as any other poppy ;0) I am also adding a link to Paint Party Friday I am not a talented painter by a long shot but I do enjoy what I do paint and to me enjoyment is the key. However, if you go to the link of PPF you will see some amazing work and it's wonderful to be amongst it. I am also honnored to have two more followers Sheleen & Zoe I have been visiting Zoe for a long time she is a wonderful crafter and Sheleen is a brand new friend I am so happy you have decided to follow my journey here. Love Dawn xx

32 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely poppies, Dawn, they have made a gorgeous canvas! Hugs, Valerie

Mary Hysong said...

YOur poppy canvas is lovely, the background really plays up the bright red. Happy PPF!

Zoechaos said...

thank you for the welcome Dawn, bit of a fraud really somehow my place on your follower's list had got lost! Sorry Paris has lost a kitten. The poppy's are glorious. XOXO Zoe

Christine said...

lovely inspired piece!

EVA said...

Sorry to hear about the kitten - I guess that's why they have so many at once, but....

I love this! I love poppies and have a WIP under my desk unfinished. These really pop with the beautiful blue background.

Gorgeous!

Netty said...

Beautiful canvas Dawn and love your poppies, great idea with the torn pages. Annette x

Gloria said...

I like this beautiful canvas and love how you added the poppies and beads. Great work!

Cheryl said...

oh sorry to hear about your kitten hun hope the rest will be okay just love this hun its,beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxx

Pointy Pix said...

so sorry to hear about the kitten, poor wee soul. i love your poppy piece-it immediately makes me think of wonderful warm mediterranean days!

Annabelle said...

Sorry for the little kitten leaving us...so very hard to have our furry babies leave us. Our Elly Angel will take care of the little one for you.

Adoring those vibrant warm poppies....so full of life and contrast to what we sometimes feel in our hearts that makes us ache terribly ....this certainly lifts one's spirits! Lovely work!

Annabelle

brendathour said...

Your painting is so pretty and I love that you created it more than just paint. I bet it looks awesome in real life with the glass beads.
I'm so sorry about your poor little kitty. :(

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Lovely red poppies!
Yes... this is "poppy heaven" :]
GREAT WORK!
*hugs*

BahamaDawn said...

that is poppy heaven!!! what an awesome piece of artwork!!

Hybrid J said...

Such beautiful done artwork. Well Done! :)

Coleen said...

Gotta do one of these. Love poppies.

Coleen in Ukraine

Anesha said...

So sorry about the kitten, hope the rest grow nice and strong. Great painting!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How interesting that you used book pages- love using book pages in my paintings too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Terrie said...

Very nice, happy and colorful. I may have to try a poppy painting too - maybe a little experimenting in my new art journal first.

Heather said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love red and poppies. So sorry to hear about the little kitten.

Andrea C said...

Aww sorry to hear about your poor wee kitten. Your painting is lush, so gorgeous x

La Abela said...

I love your poppies in the blue... I am trying to get something different with Ampol mixed with paint really see how it works (I have not ever) Saludos

Cindy Adkins said...

I'm so sorry about the poor little kitten...that is so sad. I can't even imagine how that felt, Dawn. I just scrolled down and saw the picture with the cat with her kittens--how precious.

Your poppy pictures are exquisite...truly beautiful, my friend.
Love
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe your dog sitting with the kittens--it's amazing.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The canvas is super. I love it all, from the background to the poppies. Such wonderful color and amazingly great composition.

I am sorry about the kitty, but I was surprised that Paris even had kittens, since you are so supportive of animal shelters. I hope the rest will be OK and adoptable. Sounds like you have a job on your hands for the next few weeks, at least.

Bubbles said...

Awww... poor little kitten - I know these things happen, but it's sad to hear anyway.

Your poppies are just beautiful... I love the art!

Twiglet said...

Sad about the little kitten. Your poppies are really gorgeous and seem to stand out from the page.

Yvonne said...

Lovely poppies as I always loved poppies. I love the dried seedheads too and always wanted to do an art piece using them as inspiration.

Yvonne said...

Lovely poppies as I always loved poppies. I love the dried seedheads too and always wanted to do an art piece using them as inspiration.

Michele said...

i'm sorry about kitty Dawn but oh my girl those poppies are beautiful! your style just gets better and better. xo

Gaby Bee said...

Your poppy canvas us fantastic. Love the vibrant colors!
I'm so sorry to hear about the little kitten, Dawn!

Sending bis hugs my friend,
Gaby

Wipso said...

Love your poppies Dawn. Thanks for dropping on in me but have to say...'your an auntie again'...whats that all about? The scans are my daughters scans so when the babies are born I will be their nanny :-)....or do you know something I don't know about Twiglet?
A x

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous! A beautiful canvas, love the wonderful vibrant colors. So sad about the kitten. :(

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