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30 Dogs 30 Days - The Poppies

With over 2000 paintings created since 2006, sometimes a title gets reused. I thought it would be fun to show and tell you about three of my Poppies.

At the top is my first ever Poppy, so named for the pattern on the couch. The reference photo for this one came from a fellow artist (TY JT!), but I opted to change the couch and blanket to add color to the piece. I thought it would be "punny" to have the dog sleeping on a bed of poppies, aka Wizard of Oz-ish. I actually still own this painting (she's got the most gorgeous custom frame on her), so if you are falling in love with her, reach out to me for purchase details.

In the middle is larger than life Poppy, named for her floral crown/drop. This painting is 36" x 48" and sits in a private collection (thank you!!). The muse for this came from none other than Lisa Husar of Team Husar Photography. There are prints and other items available carrying this image of Poppy through my FIneArtAmerica storefront.

And last but most definitely NOT least, is Poppy himself. This portrait was painted on location in New Orleans a number of years ago during a weekend spent at AKA Stella Gray, the lifestyle and gallery space representing me at the time. I created Poppy's portrait over the course of a day, inspired by the company of marvelous paintings by Nancy Rhodes Harper (to this day I regret not bringing her circus girl and white pony painting home) and Lewis St Louis. The weekend was perfectly capped off with an insanely delish meal, live jazz under the stars, and beignets at Cafe du Monde.
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork and journey.
Warmly, Kim


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