Monday, February 7, 2011

Blown Away Sunflower Bouquet

Blown Away Sunflower Bouquet
Oil on Linen Board


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Blown Away Sunflower Bouquet was a fun painting that hopped onto the canvas as if it had been waiting for months to arrive. In fact, it had! I took a series of sunflower photos on my back deck last summer, and the inspiration for this new painting is below. What a perfect day it was, nice contrast-y type shadows, nice bouncy lights, good color. All those good ingredients to get the artistic juices flowing. Perhaps it was just the need for some warm yellows, since we just concluded the longest and coldest winter storm in almost 80 years here in Big D.

Today the sun came out and made some slush of the white stuff, but they're predicting more snow Wednesday. A friend from Canada told me to stop making such a fuss, to them this was just a nice chilly puff. But I'm not complaining, I'm celebrating! The puggies celebrated too. You can see one of my studio assistants with her snow mustachio below. Stay warm, whereever you may be, and keep blooming!

My back porch inspiration for
Blown Away Sunflower Bouquet

Art Studio Director AnnieBee's snow mustachio
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