Opium Poppy Fields, Tasmania


Before Deloraine Craft Fair I started this painting of the poppy crops near Deloraine with Quamby Bluff in the background as my entry in the Launceston Art Society Meandering exhibition 2012. I did not think I really had much left to do to finish it but have spent the last two days on it and there is still much to do to pull it together. Lunch and a cuppa then back to work. To deliver Monday… just as well acrylics dry quickly.

A Sea of White

I do love poppies of any type and the pink to mauve to white carpet make this important and valuable agricultural crop a bonus in its aesthetic appeal. A real drawcard for artists, photographers (a breed of artists) and tourists. I have hundreds of poppy photos but will no doubt still feel compelled to take more this summer.

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2 comments on “Opium Poppy Fields, Tasmania

  1. artkleko says:

    Nice work Evelyn, best of luck for the exhibition.

  2. Thanks Richard. Positive feedback from you builds my confidence. Much appreciated. Am going to grow the trees on the left to keep the eye in the painting better. Got hijacked by the garden… my half hour grew into 3 hours but have fixed some of middle distance. I don’t define everything so deciding how far to go with softening vs found edges is tricky.

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