This is poppy essence. The petals are sculpted with acrylic medium and the flower seems to leap off the canvas. I've painted hundreds of poppies (I'm guessing), and I never tire of their beauty.
I'm giving a workshop on November 4-5, 2011 in Littleton, CO. One of the things I will cover is how to make these little gem poppy paintings. (Think gifts - your Mom/Sis/Daughter would love one.) See workshops on my website for more info.
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