Sunflower on the easel
Another work-in-progress. I am LOVING the action and flow of this beautiful sunflower! I paid quite a bit for this stem, ($4.00!!!) and it never really opened up, which was a disappointment. But, I was able to get this angle of the flower head, which I am quite pleased with!
This canvas is 15" x 15", and the flower is being painted in acrylic. I pre-toned the canvas with my all-time favorite background color for my sunflower paintings - Quinacridone Burnt Orange. I am also using a new color in this painting- Transparent Red Oxide from KROMA, a company in Granville Island, Vancouver which makes their own paints. The texture of their acrylics is buttery and the colors are so vibrant! Their paints contain no fillers or extenders, and they are excellent as far as lightfastness goes. I visited Kroma about 3 years ago, and appreciated how they are a small company with excellent service and customer care!
I am hoping to finish this sunflower over the next few days. I will post the finished painting for you to see.