12 X 16 inch Acrylic Sunflower Still Life: Sunflowers and Grapes, Circles, Rectangles and Triangles

This is a 12 X 16 inch still life of sunflowers and grapes in an orange vase.  One of these guys is trying really hard to reach those grapes.  This painting will be included in my collection painted for the Mountainair Sunflower Festival.

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11 thoughts on “12 X 16 inch Acrylic Sunflower Still Life: Sunflowers and Grapes, Circles, Rectangles and Triangles

  1. Love this, Dawn! You make painting with acrylics seems so easy. Woot! One day that sunflower will fly and grab a handful of those yummy grapes. lol! If you keep on enticing them with delicious fruit desserts, they will surely not look at the sun and just stoop down and concentrate on eating those desserts.

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    1. Thank you Carrie. You know, I have read a few articles about acrylics and stumbled upon stuff about which is easier for a beginning artist…acrylics or oils. I couldn’t say. They both require you to figure out how the paint works and I think that is half the battle. For me, I have always painted with really thick oils and lately have not been using mediums at all so the stuff is a bear to manipulate. I can do it because I practice almost every day but it took a while to get comfortable. Anyway, with that fight under my belt and then going to acrylics made acrylics seem so so easy (compared to oils) for me just because working with the thinner paint that dries quickly and allows painting in layers makes things easier and more forgiving. If I make a mistake, I just paint over it. With oils, my mistakes are scraped off and I have to start over. I think I might be inclined to tell a beginner to start with oils and then move to acrylics once they get through fighting with oils so that their experience with acrylics will be awesome and fun vs a fight. As far as water colors…that is a whole nuther ball game and I ain’t willing to play that one.

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      1. Great advise, Dawn! Thanks a bunch! We all go through a steep learning curve and daily practice does help a lot. Also love of the craft is what is most important and the fuel to make us go and practice,make pretty things and make our arts dance to our heart’s delight.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I wonder if it is because I’m a stay in the background kind of gal so I notice things that are not the center of attention? Don’t know but backgrounds are really important to me. I’m glad you like them!

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I think about what I will be able to do in a few years if I keep on painting. I get kind of excited sometimes about that. Maybe you subconsciencely see the circles, rectangles and triangles and your eye likes that?

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