I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors. I rejoice well the
brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
I photographed this sunflower in a bouquet that my husband Carlo purchased at the local farmer’s market. I drew it on 300# Arches watercolor paper with a pencil. By using vibrant warm acrylic colors, starting with lemon- yellow advancing thru cadmium orange to vermillion red on the petals and emphasizing the base of petal with quick brush-stroke full of alizirin crimson. The extreme center is set with aluminum foil painted over by manganese blue hue to accent the fox gloves flowers in the upper portion of the painting. Bright hanza yellow emphasizes the presence of multiple seeds to reproduce this sunflower beauty. A touch of rust and a ring of very dark brown completes a gorgeous sunflower center. The stems and foliage please our eyes with luscious yellow green. I chose this PRIMA Donna Sunflower painting to be the logo of my art. It really exemplifies the beauty and technique skills that I hopefully demonstrate.
PRIMA Donna Sunflower 8 x 10 Acrylic – NOT FOR SALE
Cards, $3.00/ea – (4) for $10.00
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