I have finally gotten around to painting my sunflowers. Sunflowers are very high on my “favorites” list. Like many if my favorite images I just hold onto them until they tell me how they want to be portrayed.
This is the first one that I painted using new impasto brushes I downloaded from Skip Allen which he calls “Bristle Dabs”. These electronic brushes are free and available to use without restriction. It was the first time I painted with impasto styled brushes which give the great texture and loft to the brush stroke. I love the texture throughout the image.
I followed this painting with a painting of a different sunflower – a little more “Charlie Brown” looking but I enjoy it also.