Acrylic painting on cradled panel.
Whether it's a few plants in a garden or an entire field, sunflowers (Helianthus) are a joyful marker of summer days. Their golden flowers attract beneficial insects to the garden and the seeds provide food for birds and other creatures in the fall.
The rows of giant sunflowers grown each year by the artist's father provided the inspiration for this painting. The slightly imperfect petals remind us that perfect beauty comes in many forms.
This acrylic painting is done using modelling medium techniques and painting knives and is ready to hang as-is.