Sunflowers are a pretty happy flower, at least to me they seem happy. I like seeing them growing and swaying the the breeze. This painting was done in oils and measures 10″ x 20″. It is signed and framed for you. The background is a very dark green.
The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an living annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (capitulum). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide. Other types of sunflowers include the California Royal Sunflower, which has a burgundy (red + purple) flower head.
The flower head is actually an inflorescence made of hundreds or thousands of tiny flowers called florets. The central florets look like the centre of a normal flower, and the outer florets look like yellow petals. All together they make up a “false flower” or pseudanthium. The benefit to the plant is that it is very easily seen by the insects and birds which pollinate it, and it produces thousands of seeds
This wooden frog was found somewhere on one of our trips. I added the other objects for a nice set up. I used a palette knife to enhance the painting. I am enjoying using the knife. Painting has tons of Textures
I did this Plein Air at the George Ranch in Richmond,Texas. We had a group of about 25 for this outing. Four of us painted this scene and four different ways. It was a great day for all. The painting is framed and ready for a new home.