There is a place I know, a place where cypress trees cast their shadows on weathered pavement, near fields of wheat. It is a quiet place, and it is where poppies grow.
This special place is along the Strada della Montagna near my home in Umbria, Italy. I like painting there, and I also like to share this place. In fact, I have painted there in plein air with my friends and fellow artists John Sterner and Elizabeth St Hilaire. (Elizabeth painted in plein air using collage media! She is the only plein air collage artist I know of.)
Where the Poppies Grow is oil on canvas 25 x 35 cm.
I really enjoyed working on the late afternoon shadows in this piece, and I think I will be painting more often in that late afternoon lighting.