Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fields of Joy

Fields of Joy              oil             30"x 48"              R Garriott
Years ago we drove to northern Colorado to see an iris farm... our timing was off and only a handful of irises were in bloom, but to the left of the farm was a cottage garden with a white picket fence, with these fantastic ruffle-y poppies growing inside and outside the yard. I snapped a few photos (so long ago they were transparencies, not digital!) and held onto them for ages. This past spring I finally had the courage to try and paint them.

Hope you are all happy, safe, and warm this winter.

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11 comments:

  1. Great size for this wonderful painting. I love the crisp detail of the flowers in the foreground and the muted hints behind.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. Great job.

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  3. Wonderful...I love poppies. They are such an elegant bloom!!

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  4. Beautiful, R! I can feel them bending and swaying. Great great painting.
    Happy New Year to you.

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  5. Courage?? I can't believe you would need it? Your work is always stunning and this piece is so lovely and alive, it surpasses all of your other gorgeous work.

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  6. Never too late to paint with so much soul!!!
    A year 2013 with all the best ............

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  7. Where to begin?! The coffee paintings are so clever and well composed!!! The coffee rings on the newspaper are delightful!! "Ruffle-y" understatement, very well done. Eye popping goodness!

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