Looking at this painting, I feel the weight of late summer heat on a still day and hear lazy, buzzing bees and chirruping cicadas. Ahhhhh....where's my iced tea?
While sunflowers are tall and narrow, I put this blossom in a short, wide format because it communicates the calm, drowsy mood and the weight of the flower's heavy head. The composition I chose is unusual, but I really like it.
"Indian Summer" is a 6" x 12" oil on canvas panel.