Friday, February 26, 2016

Poppy Field

Poppies are so delicate and I haven't painted a field of them before.

I sing the Poppy! The frail snowy weed! The flower of Mercy! that within its heart Doth keep "a drop serene" for human need, A drowsy balm for every bitter smart. For happy hours the Rose will idly blow-- The Poppy hath a charm for pain and woe. Mary A. Barr Quotes

And would it not be proud romance Falling in some obscure advance, To rise, a poppy field of France?  William Alexander Percy Quotes 

And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, The poppy's bonfire spread.

Oil on Mat Board  7x11

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beyond Repair

Another old barn biting the dust ... sad to see all these relics of past ages returning to the earth. Maybe I can capture some of them in paintings before they go... and before I go  :-)

I made all these great musicals with Judy Garland. It was all about me going into a barn and saying: 'Let's put on a show.' That's what me and Judy did. Mickey Rooney

Oil on mat board  8x10