This painting took two years to complete! I painted it in 2009, but did not like it - see original version below. It hung in my studio all this time.
I'm so glad Nancy Johnson Standlee talked on her blog about giving some of her paintings a face lift. That's just what this painting needed - it just took me two years to figure out what to do!
It was so easy to fix. The darkness of the purple background was the problem. The creamy yellow background was just the thing to bring light into this painting. I left a little purple peaking out around the edges of the flowers.
And, YES, there ARE 15 poppies in this painting! Some of them are only visible on the sides. For more information, please click here to go to my website.