Poppy in the Fading Light

Poppy in the Fading Light - acrylic painting by Athena Cooper

I snapped the photo of this poppy on Memorial Drive back in early August and it stuck in my mind until I was able to set it down in paint.

The evening light that fell so precisely on this single poppy was also so incredibly fleeting. It is easy to forget that all moments in life are like this. Fleeting, precious and then gone. ⁠

Made with

Media: Acrylic paint on stretched canvas
Finished: November 2019