Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Breezy Poppies original impressionist oil painting by Laura Reilly

"Breezy Poppies"  - a little memory of summer, to brighten the winter days.
original oil painting on panel, 8" x 8" x 3/8" - 
painting continues around sides for a beautiful finish.

Each season has it's own gifts, and winter is no exception. It's a great time to be in the studio, re-visiting subjects and locations from earlier in the year, in new ways.   I have a chance to explore nuances of color and expression that painting on location doesn't allow.  
In this painting I used the brush and paint to express the
lightness of spirit I feel when I see poppies in bloom.