Poppy Pods

June 24, 2010

“Oriental Poppy Pods” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, $55.00

My sister Jenny’s garden is a treasure trove of subjects for me to paint.  This year she let her Oriental Poppies reseed, so the petals fell away and the pods grew.  When I saw them, I fell for them: their shapes, their color, their construction–the little flares around the base where the pod meets the stem.  Here’s the first painting of them of probably many to come.

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