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Papaveraceae by dadenko Papaveraceae by dadenko
A smallish (6 X 7) watercolour done on Strathmore 80 lb. Watercolour Paper. This was a commissioned piece for my friend Julie. A very straightforward painting. She is a botanist and simply wanted a nice illustration of this particular variety of Poppy. The composition was influenced a bit by the need to show some additional visual information, such as the shape of the leaves and the seed pod.

Signed prints available. (ddecay@gmail.com)
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Student Artist
I don't love this one as much as your other paintings, but this is probably because flowers simply are not my thing, and neither is simplicity. Ah well, you can't win them all. Still, lovely blending and sharpness.

There is something that is quite frightening about that flower to me, though.
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irish-echos-images Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
It is perfect in all its simplistic elegance. Poppies are one of my favorites.
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zeldis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
It is beautiful!
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QueenMabsChild Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow, I really love the detail..You use watercolours beautifully..
and I especially like how the flower goes beyond the "edges" of the painting.
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carriephlyons Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
lovely work! I really like this! My mothers favourite flowers were poppies, so I do have a soft spot for them.
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dadenko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thanks for the kind comment Carrie. My favorite drugs came from poppies. I'm content now to just enjoy how pretty they are. Take care. ddK
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greenandwinged Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Sorry, but this caught me - opium?

I'm doing some personal research on the drug, currently.
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dadenko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
See the note I sent you.
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