Diane Mannion, SUNFLOWERS BY THE POOL, 8x6" oil Sold
Quick study of sunflowers by the pool. Used thicker paint than usual because it's impossible to paint sunflowers without thinking about Van Gogh's thick impasto style and his fabulous sunflowers. Also wanted to include the "air" around the flowers, in SW Florida it shows up easily as humidity. And the main effort was to capture the light bleeding through the backlit flowers, my favorite way of painting them.