Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Follow The Sun?
Follow the Sun?
6x8in oil on canvas board $125. SOLD
I always believed that sunflowers turn to follow the sun only to read
that once they have bloomed they stay facing east (where
the sun rises.) It is only the buds and leaves which turn to follow the sun.
Don't believe me? check wikipedia.
I did find out that their origin was Mexico and they are now grown
all over the world - climate permitting. Neat.
I cannot imagine art without Van Gogh's sunflowers.
Remember his quote:
There is no blue without orange, without yellow.
Labels: daily painter, floral, fracturing technique, impressionism., julie ford oliver, oil on canvas panel, sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh quote:There is no blue without orange without yellow.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.