Gardens are a source of inspiration for my art.
This morning, I cut the remaining Van Gogh sunflowers and brought them to my studio for a photo session.
In case you missed the blog where I wrote about them, I planted these flowers because they are reminiscent of the sunflowers painted by Van Gogh, who once wrote in a letter “As you know, peonies are Jeannin’s, hollyhocks are Quost’s, and sunflowers, well, sunflowers are mine.” That’s true even more than a century after his death.
It’s my goal to chronicle my oil painting of sunflowers here.
Before I begin to paint I take photos of the painting subject. This time I took close to a hundred images of the sunflowers in various vases and pots.
By the way – Thank you to my girl friends for loaning me large vases. And for those who might be curious, I purchased the sunflower seed from Renee’s Garden seeds.