Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.2"D
Year Created: 2016
Our local roadside farm market includes flowers available to cut. I took my camera along as I cut flowers. The sunflowers were especially beautiful as they caught the glow of the sunshine. I worked initially from those photos and other earlier sketches of sunflowers. But the challenge I faced was the best way to represent the brightness of the petals against the sky. I pushed the tones until I had a result that satisfied my concept.
This little beauty will bring a bit of sunshine to any corner. Oil paint over acrylic underpainting on canvas panel.
I love the outdoors and am fascinated by the natural world. There is beauty and mystery in every tiny leaf and grand vista. To reflect even a small fraction of that in my work is a joyful thing.