Spring’s Red Poppy

The happily married couple has a beautiful red poppy in their living room; a gift from, guess who?

It took a long time to finish this painting. Life, along with little things like sleeping and eating got in the way. But finally, it was finished, delivered and admired. The new couple loves it. So does the artist!

Plus, if you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see I have translated this artwork into several items you can purchase through VIDA.

Preliminary Studies

I did a lot of studies of poppies before I painted this large poppy. You can see those poppies here.

Here’s some photos we took when the painting was installed:

Happy couple on left, artist on right.

Happy new owners of Spring's Red Poppy

The artist at her easel.

You Can Have a Red Poppy too!

This artwork is also available through VIDA on a cashmere scarfaccent pillowtote bagglass tray or statement clutch. Scroll below to see images of these unique items.

Cashmere ScarfCashmere Scarf by Marie Wise

 Accent Pillow

Custom Accent Pillow

Tote Bag

 Custom Tote Bag

Glass Tray

Custom Glass Tray

Statement ClutchCustom Statement Clutch

What I learned about Poppies

Remembrance Poppy

The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Belgium.

The poppy is

  • A symbol of Remembrance and hope
  • Worn by millions of people
  • Red because of the natural colour of field poppies