I've been finishing up a couple of new paintings to include in my upcoming show at the Des Moines Botanical Center. I will have paintings hanging there from November 2nd through January 10, for those of you in that area. I am really looking forward to this show.
I was in the poppy mood so of course I had to plant myself in the midst of a poppy field (no pun intended). I started out with one idea for the painting below ("Blowing in the Wind") and it ended up developing into another. So I for see another poppy painting in my near future to further develop that original idea.
I also wanted to do something with a Fall theme. I love the colors of Fall. Many times when I start a painting my ideas come from what I would enjoy hanging in my own home. I have a beautiful shelf in my dining room that my husband made just for my paintings. There is a constant rotation of paintings up there during their drying time. That way I can look at it often and make sure there isn't anything I want to tweak. So when I do a painting one of my first thoughts is - do I want this hanging in my dining room. Which is what led me to a Fall theme this time - I'm in the mood to see Fall colors on my wall for a bit!