11×14 Oil Painting on a Panel
Not long ago, I paint sunflowers with petals drooping and falling off.
This time, I decided to create a sunflower painting at a stage when all it’s yellow petals had dropped. What you see is the rather stiff green bract, located behind the petals. I find every aspect of the sunflower’s structure and development beautiful and quite fascinating. Initially I set up a single flower head, but two provided much more interest. For this still life set up, I used sunlight beaming through my window blinds to provide dramatic light. I’m pretty happy with the painting. I may have it cut it to a square in order to alter the design so the bottom flower is not dead center. Hope you like it.