Sunday, September 18, 2011

Still on the Red Flower Kick...

Poppy 2
Acrylic painting on 5 x 5 inch gallery-wrapped canvas
 While the first poppy I painted is getting ready to be shipped to wonderful Audrey, I absolutely had to paint another.
Of course, it is not the same. Similar, but definitely not the same. And again, I really love it!
Napthol Red and Paynes Gray and just a little Green Gold in the center of the poppy. Amazing what you can create with such a limited palette! It was hard to get the color to show correctly on the photos though. The scan (top photo) shows the colors best.

We have been enjoying cooler days and can hardly believe our luck. I got to wear long pants yesterday and socks! I was so happy!! And Ramses is sleeping in his little basket again, curling up and keeping warm. I think this winter I need to make a pretty cover for his pillow...

I am off to paint another little painting, sew some more clutches and scratch something into my copper plates for etching class on Tuesday.

Wishing you and beautiful, creative and peaceful Sunday!!


  1. Love your poppies, Silke! Of course, my favorite color is red, and I'm a fan of flowers so what's not to love? It's amazing what you manged to create with such a limited palette.

    Happy Sunday to you!

  2. Love it Silke!
    And red is just the BEST.... :-)
    Have a great Sunday!


  3. WOW...this is beautiful!

  4. Silke,
    This second poppy painting is just as beautiful as your first! You will make someone very happy that you painted another. I can't wait to hang mine.
    I, too, had to wear long pants for the first time last evening to church. I have been living in cropped and capri pants all summer. I sure hope we aren't going to go into a deep freeze quickly this year. It would be so disappointing to miss all the beauty, smells, and joys of the Fall season.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Silke!!
    ♥ audrey (who is SO happy that poppy is coming to live with me)

  5. I'm glad you are having some cooler weather. Fall is my favorite time of year, there is something in the crispness of the air that makes it feel so special. Enjoy your day.

  6. Beautiful Silke. Happy Sunday to you! xo Diane

  7. Lovely painting, Silke. As for Ramses, he reminds me of my very favorite pet of all times, Tomas, he's the same colour. I think he had been a comedian in his other life, because he was such a funny cat and even turned cat-haters to cat- lovers...well, they at least loved my cat!!

    Have a great week and enjoy the cooler weather.


  8. Gorgeous! I love the way it wraps around the edge of the canvas!

  9. Hi Silke!! I just love the big wrap around flower!! Super!!

  10. These poppy paintings are so beautiful, Silke. :) You have a gift for painting flowers, for sure. :)

  11. I put a little post on my blog about your poppy paintings today, Silke. I can't wait to see if you do any different kinds of flowers in the future. You paint flowers so well.
    ♥ audrey

  12. Your poppy paintings are amazing! Love the vibrant red. Brilliant!

  13. while the poppy is lovely...I just love the cozy kitty!

  14. Liebe Silke, mir gefallen Deine kleinformatigen Blumenbilder sehr gut, auch wenn es nicht so ganz Dein "Ding" ist. Ich wünsche Dir und der gemütlichen Katze ein erholsames Wochenende. Liebe Grüße von Luzia.