Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poppy Easter Egg

“Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”
– Igor Stravinsky

Poppy Easter Egg – 4″ x 5″ Watercolor

This is the last one I got to paint over the weekend.  It was fun to start with a photo of a plain white egg and a photo of some poppies, and turn them into a poppy egg.   The reference photos came from Sharrm at WetCanvas.

When I was a kid, we got new Easter shoes and a new Easter outfit every year.  My Mom was terrific about giving me and my brother and sister some wonderful holiday memories.    We would dye our eggs on Saturday, then Easter morning, she had the eggs hidden and the special Easter basket for us.    Thanks, Mom!   One year, My brother swore he saw the Easter bunny!  Do you have any special Easter memories?

About Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky, the modernist Russian composer, had a profound influence on classical music with his musical innovations in such pieces as the ballet The Rite of Spring, which shocked contemporary society with the newness of its sound. He was born in 1882 near St. Petersburg. After briefly considering law, he apprenticed to composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was also a virtuosic pianist. He continued composing and touring into his 80′s. He died in 1971.

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