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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 13, 2013 4:07 PM CST
I love all the shading in the poppy and the depth and the color and just everything Hurray!

The background color is perfect to set off the color as well Lovey dubby
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 13, 2013 4:14 PM CST
Thanks Vic!! Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 13, 2013 5:33 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree with Vic, truly truly lovely. Hurray! Hurray!
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Sharon
Jul 13, 2013 6:02 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn.

This was a commissioned piece, otherwise the background might not be quite as blah. But it is huge, so it was much easier to paint it this way.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Jul 14, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Sure would be the perfect painting for the "remembrance poppy".
I hope it was commissioned to someone in honor of someone(s) else. It's excellent!

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 14, 2013 9:52 AM CST
Shoe, thanks. High praise and much appreciated.

Actually the buyer wanted a 'big, red, flower' and I chose the Flanders poppy because it has been on my mind this year. Maybe my own 'remembrance' inspired it - I'd just written the Poppy article for Memorial Day, so poppies were right there in front of my thoughts.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Jul 14, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Great!
And I'm sure it was your article that jogged my memory, too. That plus this past year at our farmers' market one of our volunteer groups that set up there occasionally were selling/donating poppy pins to people as a fundraiser. It was the first time in years I'd seen people sporting them in their button holes, collars, etc. (edited cus I keep leaving out words. arrgh. It's this speedtyping and slow thinking; or is it slow typing and speedthinking?)
Again, great painting! Ya done good! :>)

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 14, 2013 10:14 AM CST
You know, I have had no luck getting them to grow here. They grew at my Great Grandmother's farm in Bardstown, KY, came up wild around the cornfield, but I've had not a one to grow here. Might have been the seeds I used, but I brought them from Bardstown. Maybe one day they'll pop up and surprise me, ya reckon?

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