I have been wanting to paint this ref. photo for the last year. Kind of intimidated with how the sunflower was right in the viewers face. Tried a few little 5x7 and it just didn't do it justice. So went a little bit bigger and found that the design worked much nicer.
All in all I'm happy with it.. Just might add a few blues/purples in the center though to highlight. A thought..
First.. To answer a couple of people's questions.. "Yes.. I'm still painting. Just not posting as I should." Now that that is settled.. ;) I think I'll post a few.. :D
On our way to Sedona the Louisiana Swamp just seemed to go on forever, almost as bad as Texas. When we stopped for gas I wandered on into the shallow water edge. Nope.. no gators. Did a quick thumbnail sketch and painted it from memory color wise. Not quite what was in my head as I remembered it, but close.