This is a scene that I caught while visiting our house near Orgiva in Southern Spain. On a sunny day in May 2009 I was driving up the hill to the house and noticed the poppies blooming in an olive grove just beside the road. I parked my car, grabbed my camera and went exploring in the grove. I knew that I just had to paint this, so I took a series of shots, one of which provided the basis for this painting.
This painting was featured in a 10-page article in the June 2010 issue of International Artist Magazine.
Copyright © Richard Harpum
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