Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Sunflower Field"


"Sunflower Field" is an 8x8 canvas on panel. I'm not sure how well the photo translates (I suppose that is true for all the photos as we all have different monitors) as we are literally in the clouds today. I'm waiting for the now amended 1.5-3' of snow predicted for our area, and REALLY hoping they missed the mark on this one!

Being in the clouds all day long I wanted to be warm so I painted from a photo I took many years ago when I was taking my kids to church camp in Nebraska. It was incredible...here we were driving down a dirt road and I turned and all of a sudden we were in the midst of all these sunflowers. I'd never seen anything like it before. Some had heads bigger than mine (and that is saying a lot!). I stood on the roof of my little car and took tons of photos.

I've painted this before...years ago. My mother has several of those I did...Back then I felt I had to paint each and every flower face...and it was quite a few more than I chose to show on this painting!

So, I really just needed to be filled with the warmth of this memory of a wonderful day one summer so many years ago. Be warm!

3 comments:

shades...... said...

beautiful :)

Watercolorist said...

Sunflowers do give off such a warm feeling. And they are so paintable. I love the way you set out your composition and the sky is great.
Jean

r garriott said...

I love how this is mostly taken up with sky; it's a great composition.

(Finally a pretty day today in Colorado....! Hope your got out ot enjoy it.)

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