A field of scarlet poppies nodding in the breeze is one of my favourite early summer sights. One never entirely knows where one is likely to see them in any given year. Sometimes there are vast swathes of them in Northumberland, stretching as far as the eye can see. Other years they are so rare that some people trample through neighbouring fields and clamber barbed wire fences to photograph them.
It must be the striking colour, apparent fragility, serendipitous arrival and short life span that makes these flowers so appealing.
This painting was created using Artist's acrylic paints on a canvasboard.
The painted image is 30 by 40 cm. It is ready to hang and framed in a bespoke "double" frame, making the the outer dimensions of the framed work 45 by 55.5 cm.