Red Poppy Arrangement

Oil on Canvas

50cm x 60cm (approximately 20 x 24 inches)

Painted in my Chiltern Studio, September 2011.

I love to paint flowers, but loathe to cut them from the garden, I almost weep when I pass the poor specimens wrapped in plastic and foil at the supermarket or petrol station. It seems so cruel not to let them finish their full cycle as nature intended,so I construct my floral paintings using images cut from magazines, photographs, still-life arrangements using fabric /plastic/paper flowers and memory.

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