Saturday, August 23, 2008

Everything under the sun...



Everything under the sun has been done. 6 1/2 billion people inhabit this world; how many millions have painted a sunflower? And why should I bother--Van Gogh did it better.
But this is my sunflower, grown in my garden, seeds laid by hand. It raised its pale fist to the sun under my watchful eye.
If I didn't paint it, who would?

Image: gouache on 7"x10" 140lb watercolour paper

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

Gorgeous! Lovely greens and great textures to the leaves :D

kaslkaos said...

Thanks Jennifer. Glad you liked it. The squirrels did too, and hauled it off...argh!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Of course they did....! The drawing is fantastic!

Chrissy said...

becuase sunflowers are very paintable and what a nice vibrancy you have given it too. Love it :)

Doe Grozs Art said...

thanks for painting it. It grabbed my attention, wow. and then after reading your post, thought, how sad it would be if you didn't paint it... I'd miss that wow experience.
beautiful work :-)
Doreen, who happens to be blog linking and found you through your comment on someone else's blog..

kaslkaos said...

Doreen, I'm so glad you found my blog, because that led me to find your blog and it's just lovely (+ compliments are always welcome)

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