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If I were Monet, I would Paint the Arizona Wild Poppy

Updated on July 12, 2014

The Poppy and Claude Monet; Not a Mismatched Pair

Arizona Poppies are in bloom and make a beautiful natural painting.

I have been seeing them every day; some yellow, some orange and some are a mixture.

They grow wild here and many people transplant them to their properties. They flourish and bloom every Spring, usually after some hard rains. They are very hardy and although you may move them to your location, they will spread on their own.

Claude Monet was a French impressionist who loved to paint flowers. For many years, I thought he only painted lillies or his own gardens at Giverny, France. However, Monet, painted many other scenes and loved the Poppy.

Although Mr. Monet never painted the Arizona Poppy, I like to think that the poppies, in their splendor, are like a Monet painting, glistening in the sunlight. The only difference are that the poppies are clear.

I have interwoven the Arizona Poppy and Monet's paintings throughout this website; their partnership creates my own masterpiece.

Take a walk with me through the Arizona Poppy fields and imagine to yourself what they would look like on the canvas of Claude Monet.

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Arizona Poppy Field
Arizona Poppy Field

Arizona Poppies - Art in the Desert

If you have never seen an Arizona Poppy, you are in for a treat when you finally fix your gaze upon one.

I didn't even know they existed until a few years ago and I have been in Arizona for over 20 years.

I guess that life was too busy for me to notice. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of things that I have never seen before. As you get older, you perception and appreciation of what you experience increases. No longer captured in the "hurry-up" world, I can take my camera and photograph things that I have seen, but never really appreciated.

The Arizona Poppy is one of those things that I now appreciate. The photos on this site are some poppies that I photographed right down the road from my house. I appreciate their beauty and hope that you do also.

If you would like to know more about the Arizona Poppy, their are some links below.

Please enjoy and "stop and smell the poppies," as I have done.

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Are Poppies your Favorite Flower?

What is your favorite flower?

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Grow your own Poppies

Package of 500 Seeds, Peony Poppy Mixture (Papaver paeo.) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs
Package of 500 Seeds, Peony Poppy Mixture (Papaver paeo.) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs

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Renoir Monet Painting
Renoir Monet Painting

The Art of Impressionism and Claude Monet

Growing up in a French family, I gained an appreciation of culture from an early age.

Not only was I exposed to various types of music, I experienced many things that children with their cell phones don't learn about today.

One thing that I experienced at an early age was an appreciation for art. My Mother was an art teacher and she loved French Impressionists such as Manet and Monet.

When I first experienced an impressionistic painting, I thought that my eyes were blurry. There has been a debate over time whether the eyesight of these artists were actually poor, or they just painted this way.

I do like bright colors, but the subdued pastels of an impressionist's painting are very soothing and calming.

While I did see an exhibition of Monet's works here in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not know until recently of his varied subject matter, most occurring in his earlier works.

I really love French Impressionism and wanted to tie this type of work into this website that dealt with the Arizona wild poppy.

If you love impressionism and the work of Claude Monet, please let me know below.

Renoir Painting of Monet Working in his Garden - Wikimedia Commons

Your Impression of Impressionism

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Claude Monet - Field of Poppies

Monet - Poppy Field
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Field of Poppies by Claude Monet - Counted Cross Stitch Chart

Orenco Originals Field of Poppies by Claude Monet Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Orenco Originals Field of Poppies by Claude Monet Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

"Field of Poppies" is one of Monet's most popular poppy painting.

This craft stitch chart is something that you can create and make your own masterpiece.

A fun & useful way to see Monet and his poppies on a daily basis.

 
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Claude Monet - "Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny"

Monet - Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny
Monet - Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny

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Claude Monet Poppy Field of Flowers in Giverny Art Print Poster 19 x 13in
Claude Monet Poppy Field of Flowers in Giverny Art Print Poster 19 x 13in

Not too many people can afford a Monet but that doesn't mean that can't enjoy his work.

This poster, suitable for framing, depicts another poppy field that was captured by Money near his gardens in Giverny.

 
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Claude Monet - "Les Coquelicots"

Claude Monet - Les Coquelicots
Claude Monet - Les Coquelicots

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Oriental Furniture Poppies Canvas Wall Art
Oriental Furniture Poppies Canvas Wall Art

"Les Coquelicots" is just the way the French say, "The Poppies."

There are some ladies in this work but it is not about them, it is a focus on their surroundings.

Another piece of wall art that would grace yours, or anyone's wall.

 

Wild Poppy Art Glass Serving Tray

Peggy Karr Handcrafted Art Glass Wild Poppies Serving Tray, Rectangular, 10-Inch
Peggy Karr Handcrafted Art Glass Wild Poppies Serving Tray, Rectangular, 10-Inch

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A Field of Desert Poppies or a Claude Monet Exhibition - Which is your Favorite?

If you had a choice to either go see a field of Aizona Poppies or visit a Monet exhibition, which would you choose?

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Claude Monet - Jeanne-Marguerite Lecadre "Lady in a Garden"

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This one really looks like a painting and you can tell your friends it is a real Monet.

Monet loved garden scenes and in this scene, he paints some lovely ladies of the time near a bed of poppies.

Life was easy then; wouldn't you love to be there?

 
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I am Glad that you Took the Time to Stop by and Smell the Roses...errr...I meant Poppies - Did you enjoy your visit?

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