IMG_0109Have you ever looked at a flower closely? …. I mean really closely …… The first thing that struck me about one of the flowers in my birthday bouquet, was that the seed pods were blue …. yes really ….. a greyish kind of blue that made them look distinctive and almost regal. The perfect foil for the fluffy white blossoms which shrouded them. How unusual. This made me want to capture this uniqueness and paint them. I still have not found out the proper name for these flowers.

Poppyseed is an essential ingredient in cakes and breads in Austria.

Until I saw it for myself, I had not anticipated seeing a whole field of Poppies being farmed as a crop. I passed this one every day on the way to work for a while. The intensity of the color was breathtaking and absolutely beautiful.