I completed my Opium poppy fields painting in time to deliver last Monday to Launceston Country Club for the agriculture section of the Meandering Exhibition. I wonder if you can pick the changes from my first posting. If so I hope you feel they improve the work. On view and for sale at Launceston Country Club until end February. View about 45 works by Launceston Art Society members. Great variety
This acrylic painting was deliberately designed to suit the needs of Sheffield Inc to photograph and reproduce as a large display board on which to advertise their promotional spaces which are available to hire. The forground poppies (Papavum Somnifera or Opium poppies) were in flower when I was pondering what to include in the proportions required, in portait format. I wanted a light area on which to overlay their necessary written info in the poster reproduction. I had already painted a misty landscape for the Tas Regional Arts Kentish sign at the same location and the poppy inspiration presented itself at the right time. Other instructions were traditional landscape of Kentish municipality in a painterly style. I was proud when my work was selected from the impressive artworks submitted. This painting will be on view at my Exhibition at Launceston Country Club Casino from August 25th to November 20th 2011.