Since my sunflower paintings are very popular, I thought you might be interested in how many of them come about.
I like to work from life, but every time that I've bought a bunch of sunflowers this summer, I've made sure to photograph them as well. Sunflowers seem to disappear from my local markets in late fall, and I want to be sure to have photos to work from through the winter if I want. Here's a photo of the setup I worked from for this particular piece. Actually, I've used this photo for several different paintings recently and each is very different, as you will soon see.
Following the Sun, 4 x 6 inch oil SOLD
Red Warms My Heart 5 x 5 inch oil
The Yellow Rose of Kansas 6x6 inch oil
Now you know! Don't be surprised to see more versions from this same photo!