Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunflowers- a watercolor WIP

I know, I know - sunflowers again! But you would not believe how people are drawn to these spectacular flowers! These sunflowers, which I bought back in November, were giant ones which lasted a very long time. They just kept on looking great until in one day they finally faded. They were beautiful though, and really brightened the descent into winter darkness and frigid cold.

Now, when I am finally painting these flowers, it is bright, sunny, plus single digit temperatures, and we are on the upswing toward longer days, shorter nights, and eventually, warmer temperatures and SPRING!!! I am feeling optimistic these days as I get outside and walk my border collies... perhaps the worst temperatures and weather are behind us, and we will have a mild rest-of-the-winter. Regardless, it is just encouraging to paint these cheerful blooms.

If you are interested in purchasing this 15" x 22" watercolor painting, don't wait to contact me at I am sure this painting will not last long! :-)


artbyakiko said...

Beautiful sunflowers! I can't wait to see how it develops.

Jean Victory said...

I just love sunflowers...can't wait to see how they turn out. Beautiful!!

Joanne said...

Hi Akiko,

Your latest painting is just spectacular! You are one gifted artist! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,

So glad to see you are feeling better, and that your time is now flexible enough that you can continue painting! Love the picture of your exciting to see it taking shape. Of course, the colors are beautiful. Take care.