Something about Sunflowers

Sunflower Loose Watercolor 11x14 on 140lb Fabriano Artistico

Sunflower Loose Watercolor 11×14 on 140lb Fabriano Artistico

There’s something about sunflowers
that draws me in artistically again and again.
I’ve painted several versions in the past year or so
since I’ve taken on this challenging and fun journey of watercolor.

I saw several loose and similar to this on Pinterest while perusing
and had the urge to paint sunflowers again.
There’s just something about sunflowers!

For this one, I wanted to work on creating lots of layers of greens from Prussian blue, so I created this little mixing tester sheet ahead of my painting to see what colors could be created from mixing it with yellows and browns.  Look at all of these amazing colors.

Daniel Smith Watercolors used:  Prussian Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Raw Sienna

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

PS  This original painting, as well as prints and cards are available at our Etsy Shop:  McKinneyX2Designs

39 thoughts on “Something about Sunflowers

  1. Sunflowers and Daffodils share something very important (at least to me)… they are both very “happy” flowers… and happiness can be contagious! Put me in a garden of either, or both, and just see what happens! 🙂

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  2. Gosh, Jodi. 🙂 I thought I had written a response to this lovely post with the pretty sunflower. I appreciated how you shared the colors you blended together to create the flower’s artistic rendering.

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