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29 Poppies

40.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.5"D

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Sherry Streeter

ANN ARBOR, MI

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: fire, summer, spring, yellow, yellow sky, flowers, red flowers, red poppies, poppies, poppy

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 40"W x 16"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

Ready to Hang

I began this painting with layers of different colors until I built up to a bold golden yellow. Orange and green show through around the edges and throughout the canvas. The bright red poppies almost jump off the canvas to get away from a raging fire burning behind them.

The edges of the canvas are painted black.

I’m a self-taught artist, wife, and mother. Art has played a big part in my life since early childhood and I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My passion for art was fueled by an inspirational high school art teacher who gave me the confidence to keep moving forward and experiment with my creativity. I spent most of my young adult life in central Florida where I was inspired by tropical or coastal landscapes, but now that I’m living in the Midwest I find my inspirations changing to fit my new surroundings. Aside from traditional paintings, I love creating silly children’s art, fun cartoon like pop art and mixed media pieces. When I step back and laugh out loud with a big grin on my face, I know that I am accomplishing my goal. Evoking laughter or a smile leaves me feeling great, and that is a feeling I strive to share with others! My favorite medium is acrylic because it is water soluble and easy to work with. I enjoy painting on canvas and wood with brushes and palette knives. Using different tools and supplies gives me a feeling of adventure and freedom and helps promote creativity. I reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband of eighteen years Rob, son Cole, and cat Lovebug.

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