Friday, April 27, 2012

Poppy ~ Finished Painting

I loved all your comments on yesterday's post! Today, no thoughts, but simply a light-hearted painting.
Sometimes parts of images swirl in my head and I finally have to paint them. With the last painting it was the owl, this time the poppy. 
So, yesterday I sat down and painted her. So much fun! And I just love that naphthol red! The background looks black, but it's actually paynes gray, which looks like a very deep blue.
I am linking her to the most wonderful Paint Party Friday! Make sure you go visit them for lots of fabulous art!
8 x 10 inch acrylic painting on canvas board

Available here in my Etsy Shop.

I hope you are having a beautiful, relaxing, creative and fun Friday!!


  1. Very beautiful composition and colors. I love the poppy, and the soulful expression on the face.

  2. Paint Party indeed! She looks like a very content woman with a very good secret. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    **kisskiss** Deb

  3. Un très joli portrait... Un véritable papillon près de cette belle fleur de pavot.
    gros bisous

  4. Liebe Silke,

    deine Bilder werden immer schöner.

    In Liebe


  5. So beautiful. Love the coordinating red in the poppy and on her neckline and on her lips.
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  6. Loving your beautiful painting and that magical poppy. Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. this is wonderful
    i love your use of colors
    and the overall feeling of this lovely piece

  8. Du bist richtig kreativ im Moment, liebe Silke. Hübsch mit dem Mohn im Hintergrund. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes sonniges Wochenende.

    LG Sabine

  9. I'm totally in love with your work! I love looking at your artwork. Great job!

  10. She's very cool, Silke! :) She has a lot of sass and personality. :) Great job!

  11. I love your faces because they look like your faces--not someone elses style of face!

  12. Love the poppy in the background... this is a lovely piece...xx

  13. The black background makes poppy and poppy pop!

    I agree with deborah that she has a good secret. Now what could that be? :-)

    Ps I am equally grateful that you are in my life too ♥

  14. Wow impressive beautiful woman, and the colors are wonderful!! I could relate to your story not knowing most of my life that I could paint!! Well are amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  15. The poppy on a black background it gives a romantic air to the image. Saludos

  16. I found you on Kj's blog, and I love your art. Your story resonates with me as it is similar.

  17. Love the composition, the poppy in the background is a great element, and I love the way her dress color and the touch of red ribbon ties the whole thing together.

  18. Silke- Poppy is beautiful!! She looks like a confident- lovely young lady--- your portraits are always so full of life-- I think I almost want to meet her!

    Hope you are having a beautiful weekend-