Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Visitor Sunflower

The Visitor - Sunflowers and Strawberries
12X12
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I've had a love of flowers for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm in Scurry, Texas. My parents were organic gardeners back in the 70s, long before organic gardening was in style. In our vegetable garden, every fourth or fifth row was planted in sunflowers and marigolds to attract the insects off the crops. My love for nature began there, standing barefoot and gazing up at the 10-foot-tall sunflowers. Today, I grow sunflowers in my back yard garden in Flower Mound, along with many other blossoms. I am so inspired by color, it makes me happy, and it's a joy I love sharing on the canvas.



Painting at the Dallas Arboretum!





3 comments:

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Intéressant de voir d'où te vient ton amour de la nature et des fleurs, puisqu'il est né dans le jardin des tes parents. Nous avons des points communs ! C'est toujours un réel plaisir que de regarder et admirer tes peintures dont se dégagent une telle intensité, un joie de vivre, une force, un bonheur que je ressens au premier degré.Je t'en remercie et t'envoie toute mon amitié de France. Je t'embrasse,

Roger

Connie said...

This is just luscious, Nancy!

Gowshika said...

Looks like these are amazing.
oil painting on canvas

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