An original oil painting on stretched canvas
$2,400.00, - (plus $35.00, pack and ship)
The sunflower is native to the Americas. The Aztecs even used the sunflower as
a symbol of their solar deity. But the sunflower now has a memorable history in
Europe as well. I can never see sunflowers without thinking of the famous series
of sunflower paintings by van Gogh, and the brilliant ways director David Lean used
sunflowers in his production of Doctor Zhivago.
This is a fairly traditional representational painting of giant sunflowers. The Mexican
water pitcher and oranges, and the somewhat heightened color all help to give it a
bit of a south-of-the-border feel, and the oranges also help to give the sunflowers a
visual scale, for viewers to judge their size.
Three sunflowers, three oranges, and six fallen petals: I wonder what a
numerologist would say about that?
(click on image to enlarge)