Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Hello there,

I have been thinking how happy sunflowers are, always pointing their little faces to the sun.  They are the true sun worshipers.  Really!!!! They follow the sun, go down the road in the morning and they are facing East, at noon they are looking up to the sun and the afternoon----you guessed it, to the west.    It has been raining, which is a good thing, and so dark and dreary and I thought to paint some sunflowers.  I also needed another piece of art for the kitchen, so why not?

Here is the before photo.  I did tromp out in the dirt to take these.  Now the composition probably isn't the best but fighting the insects is not my form of pleasure.   So these little dancing dolls are lucky to get their photo taken.  I am allergic to bees so I do this quick.  Choosing which way to paint them and where to crop was a question.  I didn't want to hurt any of their feelings, they were just looking at me and saying take me, take me please.

This is one that I came up with.   I don't think you can ever go wrong painting these beauties.   I have it printed on canvas and am fixin' (Texas word for going to do this) to paint some more pretties on it with acrylic paint and then on my wall it will go. 

There you go.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world.   I did do this digitally with Painter.  Not a run a filter program but a stroke by stroke painting program.  You still have to use your brain and think about what you are doing with it.   Enjoy and see you next time and enjoy the sun as these little dolls do. 


  1. This is just lovely! The brushwork stroke by stroke is beautiful. I hope you will post a shot of it finished in acrylics and hanging on the wall.

  2. Thanks Marilyn, I will do just that, the before and hanging. Never thought of that.


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