Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers, although they are not as easy to paint as you may think. Getting the right amount of detail and looseness right is a juggling act. I like the way this one turned out, with lots of layers and textures.
It's been awhile since my last post. I have been painting - participating in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I concentrated on landscapes with a few florals, and I have been been posting those on my daily paintings blog.
This painting was No. 16 in the 30 day challenge.
The sunflowers dancing across the painting reminding me of the sunflowers near the lavender fields.
The 30 paintings all together
In the last few days I have been adding the finishing touches to some of the paintings. Take a look at them on Daily Paintworks.
An alternate title for this painting was 'Before the Hail'. I painted this en plein air in my garden in brilliant sunshine. When finished, I took a trip to the shops. While there the heavens opened and we had a tropical downpour. What I didn't know was that a hail storm was happening at home. When I returned my garden was covered in white and many of my plants had been shredded by the hail, including this beautiful hibiscus.