Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Sleepyheads with fruit", 12x24, oil on hardwood-stll life with sunflowers

"Sleepyheads with fruit", 12x24, oil on hardwood-
Note: Please click on the photo for a better view of the brush strokes and impasto

Sometimes all it takes to awaken my creative juices is a bouquet of sunflowers in the supermarket. I lucked out today when I spied an unexpected display of fresh sunflowers in the local market, while shopping for lunch.

I took them home and decided that they would look perfect painted in a long format, which I just happened to luckily have on hand. I rummaged through the fridge, found some fresh fruit, and went to town.

When I took the flowers out of their wrapping and placed them in the vase, their little heads were drooping and they looked like they were nodding off. Hence the title!I do love sunflowers. They always make me feel happy, even when their heads are bowed.

If you wish to purchase this painting, please contact Shelby Ward at Gallerie Unique at
(239)332-2121 or visit their website here.


Susan Roux said...

This is so lovely Maryanne. I like the title and your blue vase was the perfect compliment to your lovely sunflowers.

Norma Wilson said...

Beautiful composition and love your impasto brush strokes!

Viviane said...

Vraiment magnifique ! J'aime ces couleurs flamboyantes.