Raindrops on Poppy art print by Jeanette French. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
The beautiful, glowing Raindrops on Poppy on image was broken off in a spring rainstorm. I photographed it in a blue ceramic bowl with the raindrops... more
The beautiful, glowing Raindrops on Poppy on image was broken off in a spring rainstorm. I photographed it in a blue ceramic bowl with the raindrops still sparkling.
Poppies are ornamental plants grown for their bright blooms and, with some species, for their edible seeds. The species Papaver somniferum is the seed-producer. These seeds contain powerful medicinal alkaloids in a crude form of opium. In ancient times the seeds were used as pain relievers, narcotics and as recreational drugs. During World War I, trench warfare took place in the red flowered corn poppy fields of Flanders, France. Since that time, the red poppy has symbolized remembering soldiers who have died.
Poppies species may be annuals, biennials or short-lived perennials. Typically the flowers have four to six showy petals around a raised center, blooming from late spring to early summer. Oriental poppies may be over 4 feet tall with very large flowers, up to six inches across. Opium poppy cultivation...
About Jeanette French
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and purpose.
My mother painted when i was young and encouraged drawing and painting and handcrafting in all forms and my father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result, i have been a lifelong student of both mediums. Formal training of my eye and technique has been with the wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson.
i hope you will enjoy these images as much as i enjoyed their creation.