Sunflowers in Repose by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board
Sunflowers in Repose is drying on the easel this evening, while the assistants lounge on various pillows around the studio. I set up a shoot of fresh sunflowers on white paper on my kitchen counter and fell in love with the way the cool paper contrasted with the warm petals of the sunflowers. I had originally added pears, but decided the paper alone was a good companion to these busy, bright flowers.
They are predicting real winter will come to Dallas this weekend. I am ready for it, even though the flowers will fade in the garden out back, finally and for good. Maybe it's time for them to rest, too.