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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunflower

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"Sunflower"
Oil, 6" x 6"
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One of my new Stanford swim mom friends is from Kansas City, KS and we spent some time talking about their wonderful state flower when we were at the Pac-10 swimming championships last week. I told her I would try to paint a sunflower and this morning I decided to give it a try. I rarely paint flowers and I think I need to re-think my subject matter! I kept mixing all different shades of yellow and they just kept getting brighter and brighter. I had so much fun today! So Barbara - this one is painted in honor of you!

8 comments:

Linda said...

Bright, happy painting!!

Julie Hill said...

Leslie..love it...so whimsicl..fresh and bright..just love it!

LSaeta said...

Thanks Linda and Julie! I am really happy with how it came out and trying to decide what flower I can paint tomorrow!

Art with Liz said...

Lovely Leslie - your palette knife work is awesome!

Susan E. Roden said...

Love the effect of the palette knife with the petals Leslie. So much dimension!

Christine's Arts said...

It's wonderful! The contrast, and personality of it, Great job, especially for someone who rarely does flowers. You should do a whole series.

Julie Hill said...

Cool another series for you to do....florals I agree..yes, please do them (of course, after all the other stuff that is on our plate...like upcoming gallery shows). You go girl!

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice one! I'm enjoying these flower paintings.
P.S. I agree about carnations. Actually, I'm pretty much against artificial-izing anything from nature.

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