22x15 watercolor on Italia 140 lb paper; Daniel Smith and American Journey paints, done today. I drew this with a wet brush only on wet paper front and back and continued to spritz at random. The background is imaginary also with a budding bloom lower right pointing to the main orange red poppy. It had been awhile since painting any poppies so this was long overdue and too much fun! The papaver somniferum is most appropriate to paint on Veterans Day!!! Thank you to all the veterans in my family, coworkers, patients, and those brave souls still in unform; God bless America!