Poppy in the Fading Light

Acrylic painting of a single red poppy illuminated by the setting sun

I snapped the photo of this poppy on Memorial Drive in Calgary one summer evening and knew immediately that I wanted to do a painting of it.

The evening light that fell so precisely on this single poppy was also so incredibly fleeting. After I'd taken the photo, I looked up from my phone to find that the sun had shifted just enough that the light on the poppy had already disappeared.

It is easy to forget that all moments in life are like this. Fleeting, precious and then gone.

"Poppy in the Fading Light"
14" x 11" acrylic on canvas
Completed: November 2019

You can purchase this image as a greeting card.