Monday, January 25, 2010


15" x 15" acrylic on canvas

This is my first completed canvas for 2010, and I am so pleased with how it has turned out. The sense of sunlight and translucent petals is exactly what I was working toward. Lately I have been thinking of seeds, and soil, plants, and gardening - so I think this painting is my subconscious desire for spring to already be here. I talked with my good friend Donna today, and she said that it looks like spring is coming early on the coast this year. A tree in her neighbour's yard already has flowers on it! Of course, that's not good when the Olympics need snow, not rain, for their events!

I plan to do several sunflowers in varying sizes of canvasses this year. Sunflowers are one of the most loved flowers worldwide. There is something cheery in their big bright faces...

(And don't worry, you will see the completed Agave paintings within the next couple of weeks.) :-)

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Kim said...

Awesome! Just lovely. I really especially like how you tinged the greenery with sunlight. The effect is cool, not to mention the petals, of course.

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Paz said...

Beautiful! Sunflowers are my favorite.


Joanne said...

Thanks, Kim! I am very happy with this one. I underpainted the canvas with a warm transparent red oxide, and allowed it to show through in the places I wanted in the leaves... I like the effect.

Joanne said...

Hi Paz! There are so many different types of sunflowers - and all so beautiful- it's hard NOT to love them! Thanks for your visit. :-)