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The Wilting Sunflowers

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I have been thinking for quite a while about painting large head sunflowers on a canvas. I love these flowers a lot and they provide a very decorative and lively subject for canvas flower paintings, but I hardly ever saw any so close to the city and therefore I was unable to follow through with my plan.
My father told me one day during a call about his latest painting for sunflowers that he was working on. They are very commonly found on the way to my dad’s summerhouse in Hungary. So I thought this was a perfect opportunity and I told him to take some pictures and email them to me, which he did. As soon as I got the pictures of the lovely flowers I started painting a canvas which was 36x48”. While I was working in my personal studio, my father was paining the exact same flowers in Budapest.
However, I had only one issue with the images; the leaves of the flowers looked dull and aged due to lack of sun or water, although I had always imaged the painting to be colorful, lively and cheerful. This is why I decided to paint purple leaves to breathe some color and life to the image. Hence, the paining got its name “Withering Sunflowers.”
I was done with my painting in a few days and I immediately emailed it to my father. He replied back saying, “You won!”

See the "Withering Sunflowers" painting among other floral paintings in the Floral Oil Painting album

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  • Comment Link this page Friday, 19 December 2014 09:31 posted by this page

    Enjoyed reading through this, very good stuff, thanks . "If it was an overnight success, it was one long, hard, sleepless night." by Dicky Barrett.

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