Painting Stories: Sunflowers
Sunflowers 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.
“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
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.
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.
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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