Poppies for Jazz

I just finished a painting for my daughter.  She is returning to college in Chicago in a few weeks, and will be sharing an apartment instead of living in the dorms.  She wanted a painting of poppies to remind her of home in sunny California.  So… “Poppies for Jazz” it is!

Painting of poppies by Janell Mithani

I painted a good portion of the piece at the Montrose Art Walk in July.  I always like to work on a painting in my booth when I do art fairs.


Here is my progress at the art fair…


Then it sat on my easel in the studio for a few weeks while I finished up my July art workshops.

Here is another look at the finished painting.  I love it so much I am making prints of it to sell at my next art walk in September.

Painting of poppies by Janell Mithani

So glad I had time to paint today!  🙂

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell


14 thoughts on “Poppies for Jazz

  1. To Be Human

    is to fall in love over and over,
    to never give up on any of them,
    to cry for the inhumanity, and try to
    overcome all that surrounds us by creating
    a closeness with those in proximity, both
    geographical and philosophical. It is to
    carry those loves in our heart, flooding our
    minds no matter how gone they are. And
    to put others’ needs first, understand their
    flaws, work on our own so we can be
    better helpers. It is to take it all in and
    follow our dreams no matter how preposterous;
    to pull apart another brown paper bag and
    to write it all out, no matter how choppy.
    So take my hand and make it all better
    before I repeat the painful parts until
    I can no longer act. To struggle past
    obstructions and obligations, self-imposed and
    expected; to wallow in joy, build strength and
    change what we can for the better. To give.

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