Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Poppies, 12x12

A hole crept into our home.  It must have started out as a small sneaky one because we don't even remember when it arrived or, for that matter, knew that it even existed.  It grew but we never noticed that it was a fixture in the house, just hanging there and sapping away the color of life.

But it didn't take away the color of my paintings....fortunately....and I like the way this one turned out.  Painting masses of poppies is a delicate thing.  I like it so much I may do a larger one of it.  But I digress.....

We noticed the absence of the hole the day that Noelle arrived, a puppy that was left and needed a home.  How lucky we are.  How busy we are....but it's a nice busy.

What is she?  We tell people she's something crossed with 'cute'.  She's the one on your right.  Mateo is our daughter's poodle.

Noelle is wonderful....but she's slowing down my painting.....


  1. She is adorable! Congratulations. And the poppies are beautiful too.

  2. Your right about cute!! She may be slowing you down but certainly not distracting your hand....This is a beauty! Would love to see it larger!! Great composition and Harmonious color!

  3. Love the painting but Noelle. . . indescribable. Cute doesn't begin to adequately cover such a sweet face. I'd bet on Westie/Cairn Terrier breeding. You just got a great new subject for work. She lucked into a great home -- I'm glad the "hole" wasn't a physical one in your residential structure.


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