Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunflower Painting, Autumn Yellow, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Sunflower fever...

This 16x16 gallery profile canvas was leaning against the wall in my studio and before I could say 'Vincent Van Gogh', it was on my easel!   My palette knife began to mix various tones of yellow and green... while my brush scooped up the oil paint and applied it to the surface of the canvas.  Sometimes, the palette knife, piled high with thick globes of paint, found its way over to the painting surface to add various marks and accents, giving the brush a chance to replenish itself with more colour.  Magical mark-making with the knife and brush... Autumn Yellow seemed to paint itself.

16x16 oil on gallery profile canvas


Becky Joy said...

Another flower of yours that can brighten any day.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

My favorite flower to paint and it is obvious that you enjoyed it too.
Those sunflowers look like they are having a party!

Kim Blair said...

Thanks Becky and Carol:
Flowers are such happy subject matter! They certainly brighten my day.

Ollie said...

oh nice. i love sunflowers paintings. I know it's cliché but I love them