Painting Stories: SunflowersSunflowers can brighten any room and make anyone smile but disappointingly they only last for five to twelve days; The sunflower splendor have inspired artists of every medium throughout history. Portraying this beautiful flower splendor and making them lasts for a lifetime.
|Red sunflower still life 2000|
|Picture collage of a giant sunflower and some inspirational words|
"A sunflower faces towards the sky as the sun it crosses from east to west. Inspiring my painting, not just for their beauty but for the happiness it radiates" - Eileen A. Art
|Sunflower girl ( available)|
|Sunflower field study 2013|
Vincent van Gogh, one of my favorite masters, has a series of paintings favorited by everyone inspired by sunflowers. His first group of sunflower paintings was created while living in Paris in 1887. He also painted a second series of sunflowers , which are more famous than the previous; Sunflowers in vases, in Arles, Southern France, in 1888-89.
Below one of my sunflower studies, inspired on one of Vincent van Gogh's sunflower on vases paintings.
|Vincent van Gogh's study 2019 (available)|
Below a "repetition" of one of my one of my sunflower studies of 1996, in the enhanced collage technique. I had a pretty bad picture of it so I could not make a print of the original, so decided to recreate that piece.
|sunflower collage (available)|
- Yellow sunflower traditionally symbolizes friendship.
- When sunflowers can't find the sun, they face each other.
- Helianthus is the sunflower scientific name, it can grow anywhere with plenty of light and warm temperature, it mostly blooming during summer months.
- Sunflowers are grown not just for their beauty, but for their valuable food source that provide us health benefits with their seed rich in vitamins and minerals.
- A sunflower has many meanings across the world cultures positivity strength good luck lasting happiness amongst its meanings
- Sunflowers are given when new beginnings are about to start. For example when babies are born, graduations, new business establishment etcetera.
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