Lucy Burscough

Posts Tagged ‘papaver’

Hi folks. Lucy Burscough here. I’m an artist based in Manchester, UK. Welcome to my blog.

In Paintings on 17/10/2012 at 17:30

I’m starting this blog to post images of my artwork as it progresses, write a little about the arts for health projects I work on and whatever else occurs to me as I go along, no doubt. 

Within my personal practice, I tend to paint portraits, but I’m having a little change of direction with my latest painting. Inspired by the somewhat ramshackle gorgeousness that’s in my garden, I’m really enjoying painting one of the many varieties of poppy-seed heads that do pop out of every nook and cranny. I love these papavers and meconopsis when they’re in flower but I’m always blown away by the beautiful ‘Statue of Liberty’s crown’ structures of the seed heads when the petals drop. No wonder they end up growing everywhere, it’s such a pleasure to give them a shake, see the natural salt cellars at work and disperse the tiny seeds in the process.

Here is the work in progress:

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This one is an Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).  Please feel free to leave comments and do pop back to see the painting finished.

Thanks for visiting!

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