Mackintosh and Poppies


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“California Poppies” by Nan Lehnert

The watercolor roses of Charles Rennie Mackintosh delight the eye and tickle the fancy. His are not weak flowers, but sturdy and elegant — much like our brilliant orange California Poppies. On June 7th, 78 Derngate invited fans to post photos of flowers for Rennie.  I painted these vibrant, persimmon colored poppies.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a brilliant Scotsman, an architect, designer, and artist. In the early 1900s, Macintosh and the “Glasgow School” were major influences in the Art Nouveau and Modern movement in architecture, design and watercolor. His unique furniture design, in my opinion, was ahead of its time.

This painting is available on my Etsy store   Nan Lehnert | abstract flora fauna and faces

78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, Northampton UK

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