Sunflower Painting, All in a Row, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

I have been away in Ontario, enjoying all the gorgeous fall colours and flowers.  During one of our drives I spied this row of Teddy Bear Sunflowers growing along the side of a country road, All in a Row.  The strong afternoon light created long cast shadows on the grass next to them and the shadow patterns added a graphic element to the scene.  Teddy Bear sunflowers do not have many 'fringe' petals, because it is the puffy yellow orange centers (rather than brown seed head centers) that give them their cute cuddly appearance.
Van Gogh used this variety in some of his sunflower paintings.

Today is the first day (Oct 1 to 31, 2010) of the 'Wimmin in Wax', group Encaustic Painting show I am in at the Naess Gallery, (Inside The Paint Spot) at 10032-81 Ave, Tel: 780-432-0240.  Opening reception is on Thursday, Oct 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Artists will be in attendance.

10x10 oil on canvas