Sunflower Painting – Third Post

The oil painting of the Van Gogh sunflowers is coming along.

I’ve been working on the color of petals, the urn-like vase, the overall shapes of the flowers, highlights and darks. It’s not done yet, but I love how energetic and joyful the painting is at this stage. It is coming alive.

I had the good fortune of going to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week. There was an exhibit of paintings by Renoir I had to see. In the same room there were several paintings by Van Gogh. I just stood, stared and studied. What a pleasure.

I hope you enjoy watching this painting as it progresses. – Natalie Walsh

If you haven’t been following the blog, I planted Van Gogh sunflowers seeds from Renee’s Garden seeds in the community garden for the purpose of using the flowers as the subject of an oil painting. When they were ready, I harvested and photographed the sunflowers.  I will continue providing updates on the painting until it is completed.  

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