Sunflower Still Life 11 X 14 inch Oil Painting

This is an 11 X 14 inch still life of sunflowers in a vase.  I like the dropped petals and the position of the leaves.  It looks like the sunflowers are having a conversation about who is responsible for the petals are all over the table making a mess.  Maybe they are saying…”Hey Bob, you dropped your petals.”….Bob says, “Nooooo….not my petals!  Frank?  they yours?”.

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27 thoughts on “Sunflower Still Life 11 X 14 inch Oil Painting

    1. Fritz! Hello. I am pretending we are meeting for the first time. I feel like I need to introduce you to Frank and Bob. I am glad you cracked up. I always think I am so clever making myself giggle while I paint. Glad I could share. And thank you!

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  1. Your painting is so interesting…..love the colors and that background is so lively….you always seem to make the best backgrounds. Even before I read what you had to say (I do that on purpose) I see that “somebody” did an oopsey…..a little disgruntled, that is. lol your paintings are a 1000 feelings in one painting, I swear!

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    1. Lololol…..total oopsie. Someone needs to clean up that table. That is what always cracks me up about still life. You gotta add some interesting filler somehow, but come on…am really gonna have a bowl and grapes and flowers and petals all over my dining room table. Lolol. I would die!!!!

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        1. When I was in high school I dabbled with oil painting. My teacher thought he saw something in me so my mom enrolled me in a summer painting class. She even hand stained and varnished a wooden case to house a wooden pallet, paints and brushes. It was really quite special. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. While I would like to say I kept up with my painting I can’t. Life took over and my painting fell by the wayside. I have fond memories of those days and often dream of picking up a brush again someday. Your paintings remind me of my younger days. They look so much like something I would love to create.

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        2. Do you think you will start painting again? I started painting about 15 years ago and painted a handful of pictures during that time. Maybe averaging a painting a year I guess. October 2015 I was looking at my walls and thinking I needed new art so I would paint a picture and throw away a target print and then…I just kept on going and I’m still going. I just finished a still life class not too long ago and want to take a landscape class and try to learn all the stuff I have no clue about. I sent in applications for a juried art show last week and to be a vendor at the sunflower festival and I am hoping hoping hoping for some good news soon. It will be my first arts and crafts fair if I get to participate. I’m scared and excited at the same time.

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        3. The desire is there and very much alive. I’ve tantalized my inklings at one of those establishments where you pay a fee to copy one of their many examples with acrylic paints. While I found it quite entertaining I felt frustration at the same time. It was hard to talk myself through recreating their images exactly as they do. I wanted to bust out on my own, go rogue, so to speak, and reinterpret the painting in my own style. After returning for the third time I did get a little brave and allowed myself to ignore the unwritten rules. Who knows where I will allow myself to go. Like you I should take advantage of the wonderful instruction available at the nearby retreat centers. At least if I tried one of them out I could see if my talent is still there or if it is just a wonderful memory. Thanks for the inspiration!

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        4. There are lots of on line videos and art classes…you don’t even have to get out which is very convenient. You go rogue. That is my motto! I bet it is still there.

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