Oil on Canvas
28 x 36
I created this painting during weather that is very unusual for Northern Arizona. It was early fall, but very grey, rainy, and cold. The sunflowers were still bright yellow and beautiful. I gathered a huge armful of these fragile blossoms and set them up in the corner of the studio with my brass, Russian Samovar. The addition of the citrus, lemons and limes, on the tabletop completed this composition which brought the outside in. Sunflowers don’t last long once cut, but these flowers, repeated in the mirrored surface of the Samovar, will live forever in my canvas.