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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a 18 x 18 inch oil painting of white sunflowers. This painting has a metallic feel.
This is an 18 X 24 inch oil painting of a sunflower garden at dusk.