"Sunflower Ballet" 8 x 10" acrylic $94.95 incl S&H Purchase
Creating a three-dimensional sunflower pose on a two-dimensional canvas is the challenge expressed in this colorful original painting of a sunflower. I painted this image in contrast to the typical "happy face" imagery commonly used to "say" sunflower.
The petals of the flower head point in three directions. They remind me of the delicate balance of a ballet pose, hence the title "Sunflower Ballet". Composition direction and value contrast help to show three dimensionality. I avoided strong value contrast in the petals and left that to the contrast of bright colors in the total painting.
In keeping with the drama of a ballet position I painted bright colors for the background and leaves with the typical yellow petals of the sunflower. The background appears black, but it is actually a group of dark color combinations of greens and blues not black paint.
"Sunflowers 90" 5 x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board $34.95 S&H $6.00 Purchase
A small original painting of sunflowers on gessoed mat board painted in a semi-abstract style with layers of acrylic paints. The gesso background provides texture behind the color shapes of this colorful sunflower art.
These colorful sunflowers are similar to the short sunflowers with lots of golden yellow petals that I plant in my flower garden. It is a perfect painting for adding a touch of sunshine to any day of the year.
The multi-colored brush strokes in the background contrast with the more defined sunflower petals of the foreground. The texture of the mat board provides a stamping effect currently popular in multi-media art.
"Sunflower 89" 5 x 7" oil on gessoed mat board $34.95 S&H $6.00 Purchase
This small oil painting of a sunflower on gessoed mat board painted similar to a transparent watercolor is my post today after an absence from this blog. How time flies when you're having fun with paint colors!
The gesso background provides texture behind the color shapes. It reminds me of the times I painted color shapes on watercolor paper which were formed by plastic wrap pressed on wet paint. I intentionally kept the painting light in contrast to my usual strong, bold colors. Believe me, that was a challenge!
This colorful sunflower was painted as part of a group of paintings of sunflowers to compare the drying times of oils and acrylics in damp, cold weather. It was a perfect painting for adding a touch of sunshine to a winter day.
A small painting gives you so many possibilities for display. Add a wide frame to make a larger size piece of art. Hang it on the wall in that small spot of wall near the telephone. It will make you smile each time you see the painting. Display it on your office desk in a tabletop easel.
The painting comes to you unframed. The painting is sealed with varnish.