Sunflowers and Cosmos 24 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 24 x 24 Inch Oil Painting.  I have the Sunflowers blooming in the back yard but waiting on the Cosmos.  The Holly Hocks are on their last legs.


Sunflower Still Life 18 x 18 Inch Oil Painting

This is a rework of a previous painting.  Originally, the painting was purple with yellow sunflowers.  I changed a few things.  The most obvious being that the vase is now orange.  I personally like it better because I enjoy lots of color.  The orange made my day.  However, my mom, for example prefers the previous version.  To each his own, especially with art.

This is the previous version.  I was working with compliments and kept the painting mainly to purple and yellow.

Sunflowers Soon 24 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

It’s that time again where I anxiously wait for sunflowers to bloom.  It will be different this year.  I had way too many sunflowers for the space and was ready for a little change.  Instead of an abundance of sunflowers, I have lots and lots of holly hock with sporadic sunflowers around the yard.  I’m not sure I will like not having as many this year (I think I won’t), but I don’t think I will mind not having to tear them down at the end of the season.  I have a plan for next year and will get my sunflowers back then.

16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting Sunflowers

I painted some sunflowers.  Surprise, surprise.  This time however, I am showing them on a photo app I was messin’ around with.  This 16 x 20 oil painting of sunflowers reminds me of my dog, Trixi.  It was a painting I was working on the day she died so it will be special to me just like she is.  It kinda looks like her too! 

Wildflowers 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 16 x 20 inch oil painting of wildflowers including my favorite, yellow sunflowers.  This oil painting is done in both painting/palette knife and brush.  

Royal Compliments 18 x 18 Inch Yellow and Purple Sunflower Still Life

I am working with compliments.  My favorite part about that is that the color mixing from lower layers don’t add unwanted contamination.  For instance, yellow sunflowers on a blue background can result in green in the petals when painting in one sitting.  Yellow flowers on a purple background make a nice grey that looks more like another tone in the petal rather than contamination.