Acrylic on Canvas | 2 panels each 31.5cm x 31.5cm | unframed | Poppies Series
Blue Poppies IV is from the most well known of Melissa's series, the Poppies Series. This painting is reminiscent of a Japanese screen with the poppies placed purposefully on the canvas, like an ikebana flower arrangement. Its elements are thoughtfully balanced through the play of detail versus empty space. This paintings shimmers and glistens, and each impasto poppy floats within its own realm with smoky hues of gold, indigo, and violet. They are suspended timelessly within their own space.