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Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Strawberry Blonde and Evening Sun

Strawberry Blonde and Evening Sun


I painted this because of my love for sunflowers, and I planted six different varieties this year. The title includes names of two varieties. Instead of one big bouquet, I just used one bloom per glass, which simplifies the composition. The fabric cloth was purchased at the Des Moines Farmers Market last month.

Interestingly enough, my Siamese cat is in the picture behind the sunflowers. I painted her into the picture because some of the shapes and reflections were included in the glass and affected the color pattern.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on September 9, 2009.

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