Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Walk Fifty – A poppy before breakfast

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You forget how small children completely restrict your movements (well I did until I had Xavier) so it was a luxury to be able to set out first thing, leaving Xavier in the care of Flo (who is on study leave). I had intended to paint a tree but this solitary poppy on the edge of the wheat field caught my eye.

10 Comments:

Blogger Alison said...

Must be summer time - looks like it could just be picked and put in a vase - lovely.I've done flowers too today

12:47 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

Julie - I've been mad busy with other things and haven't been doing my trawl of blogs but yours was one of the first I came to and what a lovely poppy I found! You've captured that 'poppy red' perfectly.

6:42 pm  
Blogger Penny said...

Julie I love the depth of colour you have got into your poppy, it looks fantastic

12:18 am  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

Tell me about it - with two little ones I dont get much ME time
That is one gorgeous poppy!

12:33 pm  
Blogger Freiluftmaler said...

hi,
this is a real cool diary, always something to enjoy..make it into a 2 years exercise at least.

1:18 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

Brilliant Julie!

3:23 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

alison your down-under flowers are so fascinatingly strange and exotic. Katherine and Penny I realised it's not just red there's quite a bit of orange in them.
Anastasia, but I thought I'd gone through all that ten years ago! My consolation is I do get the odd few minutes courtesy of my older children.
Freiluftmaler - whether I'm recording it or not I hope to goodness I'm in the groove of daily exercise in a year's time.
Thanks Sue

8:23 pm  
Anonymous Rachel Murphree said...

Julie -- this is stunning! you've really done up the poppy red perfectly...and the background makes the flower 'pop'. superb. as a mom with a 3 and 5 yr old, I can absolutely relate to having no me time. good for you that you're keeping up with this exercise and sharing your art with us! Rachel

1:49 pm  
Anonymous shawn said...

That is so beautiful. And I love the way you did the background. I once knew an old man who would wet torn tissue paper (with a brush) onto canvas and it reminds me of that. And of him.

3:29 am  
Blogger Karen said...

Glorious poppy, it has cheered up this dull November day.

12:24 pm  

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