I love to paint, and began painting about 20 years ago while I lived on Prince Edward Island. My dad and grandmother were painters. My sister, Debbie, recently took up oil painting. Two years ago we exchanged "paintings" and this painting is similar to the one I did for her. I did orange and black poppies for Debbie, and accented with terracotta. Under the poem entitled, "Flanders Fields" the word "poppy" is spelled out with scrabble tiles. I love looking for old scrabble sets at thrift stores. At the bottom of the stem is a poppy stamp I had from my childhood stamp collection. I hate to throw out my stamp book because it is full of useful stamps for my art. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm always digging around at flea markets and a local junk dealer.
Photo Transfer: The poem, "Flanders Fields" was a transfer from a poem I downloaded from the computer. I reversed the image and then painted 8 coats of Golden's Light Molding Paste and let it dry for 24 hours before I turned the image over and gently rubbed off the paper backing with water on my finger. It is such an easy way to transfer images to apply onto your art.