Thursday, July 03, 2008


I always think of sunflowers as happy and festive, thus, the title. I love doing the suns in sequences of five, for some reason, it just looks right to me. When I first started painting, sunflowers were the first subjects I painted. I painted so many that I got tired of them, so I would choose other things, but eventually I would come back to this beautiful flower. I've grown them, and they start out so small and eventually grow over your head. They turn to follow the sun, and come in so many colors. When they were spent, I would cut the big heads for the birds - plus roast a few seeds for us. Wow, I am sure missing my garden right now....anyway, I hope you enjoy these festive beauties.

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