Van Gogh created numerous sunflower paintings when he moved to Arles, France. The majority of these floral paintings were specifically created to decorate the guest bedroom where his friend, Paul Gauguin would stay while visiting with Van Gogh in the 'Yellow House' in Arles. The special quality of light in the South of France intrigued Vincent, and he wrote to his brother Theo that he loved the amazing brilliance of orange and yellow next to the blue of the sky.
Sunflowers are happy flowers...
10x8 oil on canvas