This is an oil painting still life of yellow sunflowers in a blue vase against a violet background sitting on a yellow table. This painting is 12 X 16 inches.
This is an 18 X 24 inch still life oil painting of a blue vase of yellow sunflowers. This painting is warmly toned, heavily textured and very touchable.
There are five sunflowers in this vase, and one fallen down. He is held up by the blue table safe from the ground.
The colors of this sunflower painting are turquoise and bright red which are really hard for me to photograph. I gave up. Red and turquoise however are excellent colors together. I do like the combination.
This is an 11 X 14 oil painting of sunflowers in a vase. Most of them appear to be sleeping except the one in the back who has a case of the yawns. I contemplated whether I should paint Zees coming out of the lower right hand sunflower who seems to be catching flys during his nap. However, I decided that if he wasn’t sleeping and snoring…then he is looking at the sunflower who fell out of bed…whoops! Ooooh. You okay guy?
These two sunflowers seem to be looking around while one explains to the other that if they had just asked directions…
Today I went to a painting party at my sister’s house. We had a small get together for the birthday of a long time friend of mine. The gals painted a girl in Paris with Cinnamon the Art Sherpa and I painted sunflowers for my booth at the Mountainair Sunflower Festival in August. I love how fast acrylics dry and how pure colors stay. I hate how fast acrylics dry and how pure the colors stay. With oils, I hate how slow they dry and how it is difficult to keep colors pure..but I also love how slow they dry and how difficult it is to keep the colors pure. What’s a gal to do? I really enjoyed my time with acrylics today and I hope to be spending more time with them in the future. It gives my art a very different look and acrylic is so easy to clean up. An added bonus is that it is so much quicker painting wise. You don’t have to be as careful and it is so easy to just paint over an area if you don’t like it…not like oils at all in that regard. I just might be expanding my horizons. I don’t mean to say I am giving up oils, but acrylics are a nice change once in a while.
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?”.