"Poppies" is this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue. Oh what a lovely theme!! I love poppies, they belong to my favorite flowers. Of course I love our California poppy, the state flower...
... and the beautiful oriental poppies that are so showy and come in all kinds of colors.
But my true love, the poppy that really makes me smile and feel happy, is the wild poppy that you can find in Germany at the roadsides and in the meadows - we call them "Klatschmohn" which is such a wonderful name for them. Sometimes an entire field appears to be red because of all the poppies that gently glide with the wind from side to side.
They are a great partner to alternative energy sources like windmills, especially when there's a storm lurking in the clouds:
It's the roadside poppies that inspired me to this mixed media painting, and I loved to include the seed pods that are still beautiful long after the actual flower is gone.
Poppies are my all time favorites and I am sure that I will paint more poppies and include their image in my mixed media work.