Allan and I completed our annual holiday sunflower painting. This is the second year we've done a joint painting for the holidays, based on sunflowers from our massive sunflower garden. Although our sunflowers long since dried up, we took lots of pictures while they were blooming last summer. This painting is based on one of those photos. See more sunflower photos by Allan and Marie.
The painting is small and done mostly in direct painting style on a linen covered panel. Marie blocked in the preliminary colors, then Allan added flourishes in the form of color accents, better green colors on the leaves, and more definition in the flower centers, along with some purples in the background. Marie evaluated and agreed with the changes. As always, Allan's eye for color and composition is discriminatingly correct.
Thus, this is our annual holiday artistic greeting to all of our artistic friends in cyberbloggerspace!
~~ 2009 Holiday Sunflower Greetings, and best wishes for the New Year! ~~