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 is where my husband, myself and 3 dear friends spent a wonderful week in Colorado painting. Our cabin by the San Juan River was the best and we had a wonderful time exploring and painting outside EnPleinAir. Thanks to Sam and Tommy for carting us here and there