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                     Poppy paintings are now available at the Port Townsend Gallery.

Poppies are blooming again on the walls of the wonderful eclectic Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water Street, in historic downtown Port Townsend, Washington. Always a perennial favorite, the paintings of vibrantly colored impasto oils with palette knife technique contrasting with glimmering gold backgrounds are on gallery wrap canvas and ready to display in your home. Each painting is an original, ready to be displayed in your home or office.

What’s coming up in the future? More expressive and flamboyant flowers, different color backgrounds, wider variety of sizes, and even giclee reproductions on canvas – with hand painted gold backgrounds and enhanced flower petals.

While you’re in the gallery, look for Scrap Art blank cards arriving soon, each one unique suitable for giving or framing.

Thank you, Port Townsend Gallery artists, for voting me in as a Guest Artist. 



The poppies have been on hiatus for a few years now, but they’re returning soon! Creativity is wide ranging by nature, and other projects have been taking precedence. But poppies have been on my mind and in the air…. it is time to revel in glorious colors again. I am continuously surprised at how many people are enchanted, touched, appreciative and more with the colorful vibrancy of the dancing flowers. Perhaps it’s the cheer, simplicity, or just frivolity of the images? Whatever the response, it all begins with the beauty of the images…even without the surprise of seeing the actual highly textured, physical surface of the oil paint against the gold backgrounds. I still have not found a satisfactory method of reproducing the poppy series in prints. Originals are available and are worth the effort.

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The Poppy Series are an ongoing, current series of original paintings by Susan Hazard. These popular images are created in two styles: impasto (thickly applied) oils with palette knife technique, alla prima (thick, one layer) with smooth acrylic paint background OR brushed acrylic colors on gallery wrap canvas. Paintings are available in varying sizes and formats. Each vivaciously and high contrast color painting is unique, available with gold,  white and possible other colored backgrounds.

Square format canvas range from the smallest, at 8″ x 8″,  up to 12″ x 12″,  24″ x 24″ , and 36″ x 36″, all with 2.5 inch deep sides. Framing is not necessary with gallery wrap canvases.

 Horizontal format paintings are available in 12″ height x 24″ length, 15″ height x 30″ length, and 24″ height x 36″ length, all with 2.5 inch deep sides. Again, framing is not necessary for these canvases.


 Framed poppies, in varying sizes and traditional narrow profile canvas.

Large format paintings on unframed birch wood panels that may be combined to create vertical formats with widths of 2′ to 15′  or more, with a height of  6′-8″  by approx. 1.5 inch thick.  Horizontal format paintings on wood panels are 6′-8″ length by 2′  to 3’6″ height. Framing for this wrapped canvas is not necessary.

Custom sizes , in profiles of 1.5 to 2.5 inch canvas side depths.

Color preference requests for poppies and painting background colors.

All prices noted are retail, excluding tax and shipping.

Dancing Poppies 24″ x 24″ Acrylic   SOLD

         Dancing Poppies 48″ x 48″             SOLD

Dancing Poppies 24″ height x 48″ width Acrylic $ $1995 SOLD

Poppies, 12″ height x 24″ length x 3″ deep sides, oil on acrylic   SOLD

Poppies, 24″ height x 48″ width x 1 1/2″ deep sides, acrylic   SOLD

Spring Poppies, 36″ height x 48″ width x 1 1/2″ deep sides, acrylic   SOLD

12″ height x 24″ length x 3″ deep sides, oil on acrylic background      SOLD

Poppy Triptych, 24″ height x 96″ length (three panels), oil and acrylic     SOLD

Poppies Aflame I, 12″ height x 36″ width x 2″ deep sides, oil and acrylic     SOLD

Poppies Aflame II, 15″ height x 30″ width x 2″ deep sides, oil on acrylic   AVAILABLE



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