The California Poppy is my favorite flower. It reminds me of childhood and my grandma that painted an amazing watercolor of me raising a poppy up to my brother's nose to smell. It was no surprise to me that "California Dreamin'" (my first CA poppy painting) sold quickly, and i have been planning to make another one for awhile now. So when a friend asked if I had sold "CA Dreamin'", I was given the opportunity to start my next field! Skip to a week or two later, and here we are: ready for clear coat of varnish and off we go!
This is a small study to make a larger, more detailed painting. My mom took a photo of her bird feeder in the plum tree right outside our house. Growing up, I loved playing in the trees, picking the plums and watching birds bounce around on the front patio. After I moved away, the feeder got upgraded and the patio received a facelift, but the feeling is the same. There are some things that will always remind you of home and childhood. Plum trees, roses galore and old timber bird houses are three of those things for me.
Love Forget Me Nots! Add a lady bug and we are in business:) I loved the colors in "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", so I used a similar color palette. It's not exactly the same because I mix everything as I go, but it's in the same color field.
Niners are playing today and I had to bring a little extra lady luck! Go Niners! :)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.