Poppies Painting Series

“Impression of Poppies” Encaustic on Paper on Board, cradled 12″ x 12″ © 2007 Marilyn Fenn

“Impression of Poppies”
Encaustic on Paper on Board, cradled
12″ x 12″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

This series was inspired by a split-second view I had from BBC News of poppies growing in a field in Afghanistan — it just showed a couple of pods on stems. I took it from there. As with all my encaustic paintings, there is a depth of beauty to these that has to be seen in person to be appreciated.

"Poppies in Blowing Duststorm" Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board 12" x 12" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn
“Poppies in Blowing Duststorm”
Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board
12″ x 12″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

"Poppies in a Windstorm" Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board 12" x 12" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn
“Poppies in a Windstorm”
Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board
12″ x 12″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

"Stoic Poppies in an Earthquake" Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board 12" x 12" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn
“Stoic Poppies in an Earthquake”
Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Board
12″ x 12″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

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Years ago, these graduate students who helped me move into this studio just dumped all the stuff around [the studio] in clusters. And the clusters looked interesting. So I just began adding models to the clusters of objects. That made a big change. Using the objects in juxtaposition with the figures was simply a way of complicating the visual experience of painting directly from life.

— Philip Pearlstein
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