Though the subject matter is this mountain sunflower, the landscape behind gives you the beauty of it's surroundings! "Mountain Sunflower" is painted in oil over acrylic and acid free paper with a bit of texture in the mountains and foreground. Painted on a cradled panel with stained sides, this piece of mountain beauty is ready to hang, or, it's unique depth will allow for sitting on a shelf! "Mountain Sunflower" will be ready for shipping on or about March 14, 2014 when it is fully dry. Oranges and Yellows tend to be the slowest drying; or more accurately, oxidizing, so shipping is a bit further out than most others with different colors.
This painting was fun, but a challenge. I enjoy VERY MUCH putting in the abstract qualities that I do; using paper and texture and paint to weave in something that reads; in THIS case as landscape, but also works as abstract! I used texture in the mountains and in the foreground in spots, and painted in the sunflower with oil. The end result is fun, but sometimes there is a bit of reworking and removing of parts that don't work well, and that can be a bit of a challenge. My motto is NEVER BE AFRAID to eliminate what isn't working...if it is the ENTIRE painting, there are lessons learned, but don't keep something just because it took some time to do!
Last week I sold Baby G...the collector got to choose the frame color. In this case it was the soft white that was a part of the giraffe baby background color. I think she made a good choice!!