This larger painting is thick with impasto oil paint so click on the image to view a close-up in order to see all the texture created with... (you guessed it), my credit card! This sunflower has a tin-foil backdrop with a spot light shining on it to enhance the vivid yellows, and of course to create the fun bits of yellow reflections in the foil.
Sunflowers are the epitome of happiness! They bring a smile to my face every time I see even one big, bold, bloom. I swear the dog I saw in the back alley the other day was smiling when he saw a beautiful tall stand of them next to a fence... he seemed to be focusing on the vertical grouping, next to another vertical surface... hmmmmm, I won't say what he did with his leg, but he still seemed to be smiling as he left the scene...
It's a dog's life!
24 x18 oil on gallery profile canvas