This year I grew some sunflowers, smaller than usual, about 2 ft in height and a selection of nasturtiums that meander through the foliage in a blaze of orange and red. They really light up the garden.
I thought of how Van Gogh must have been enchanted by the bright, bold blooms of the sunflowers and how impossible it would be to let them fade away without painting them.
Well, I'm no Van Gogh but I'm going to paint them anyway!
My version will include vivid red nasturtiums in a pretty painted jug.
Day one of my "Van Gogh" moment...NOTE...no ears were harmed in the creation of this painting ;)
|Starting to paint in the first layers of the sunflower composition|
|Many layers of paint build up to give the depth of colour|
"Sunflowers and Nasturtiums"
Acrylic on box canvas 16"x 20"x 1.5"
|Colourful still life featuring sunflowers and nasturtiums|