Friday, 25 January 2013

Papaver somniferum

I guess there's only so much one can write about poppies and since I've already completed one post on the subject this month, I guess I am rather clutching at straws!

But the thing is... I just can't quite stop painting them. I appear to be succumbing to some form of narcotic addition.

Maybe instead, I could ponder on why I always want to go to sleep at around 7.30pm every evening (and it's nothing to do with poppy by-products I can assure you!).

Or perhaps bemoan the fact that I've cut the roof of my mouth and I keep getting seeds stuck in the wound which is incredibly painful. Funnily enough, they are usually poppy seeds... I feel a theme coming on here. What's going on with the poppies??

Of course, I know what you're thinking. "Stop eating seedy cereal bars and granola and go back to painting pretty ladies." You may have a point...

Sharing my poppy pain and pleasure with Paint Party Friday!


  1. Really marvelous work Lisa. Love it
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  2. I love your poppies...carry on... Have you peed on a stick lately...7:30 is early!!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. I love your series of poppies!
    I agree with Giggles...carry on!!
    Reminds me of one of my favorite Eleanor Roosevelt quotes that I have posted:

    One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. ... All you need to do is to be curious, receptive, eager for experience. And there's one strange thing: when you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  4. What a gorgeous painting, the rich colors are fabulous! Happy PPF!

  5. I like that style of painting strong flowers, the colors are amazing. Congratulations. Saludos

  6. beautiful,beautiful poppy art!!! I never tire of red poppies and paintings of them-my fave! Happy PPF!

  7. Am loving your poppy art, always so bright and full of joy. Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

  8. When i think of poppy seeds i think of that Seinfeld episode where Elaine ate the poppyseed bun and couldn't pass a drug test. Such brain wanderings... I love your poppies and i can totally relate when you get something in your brain and just keep going with it. No telling when you'll move on to the next inspiration, but for now luxuriate in the poppy splendor - they are truely lovely.

  9. Your poppies are bright and cheerful and I love them. Maybe you are in your "red period". How about stretching it a bit and go for apples or cut watermelons? Personally, I don't think you can do too many paintings of poppies.

  10. Beautiful - I don't think you can ever have enough poppies. These are so carefree and lovely !

  11. I love the poppies and think you should stick with them for a while yet... they are seductive suckers ...
    the seeds in the mouth cut sounds all too familiar...
    T xx

  12. No pain, no gain, right?
    But, seriously - I think the poppies are wonderful & say keep going!
    As far as the poppy seeds though, you may want to lay off those until your mouth cut heals...

  13. love the poppies! love the poppies! dont stop!! :D

  14. Sorry for the pain ...but the poppie paintings are stunning!!! HPPF!

  15. Striking poppies, very strong, sensual, visceral, expressive! Proves that great art comes trough pain, quite literally! :) Truly love your paintings! <3

  16. I particularly like the first one with that perfect background, such a great contrast with the poppies. Don't stop, it's great to see what great and individual images you can do.

  17. It is incredibly hard to heal a cut inside your mouth - it's not very dry in there. Hope it does heal soon. I just adore your abstract poppy paintings - themes are good - all part of the poppy series! Happy PPF

  18. Ah but Poppies are so pretty to not paint. :) Love your birds for Sunday too. HPPF

  19. I adore poppy paintings and yours is just luscious.


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