Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fall's Flowers I sunflower oil painting

Fall's Flowers Oil on board 8" x 8"
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I didn't make it over to Trader Joe's for fresh flowers until late this afternoon... Found the most beautiful peonies. Well, peonies or red ranunculus (?) I'm not sure. Maybe someone can help me identify them later. Meanwhile, here's some tried and true sunflowers, the companion painting for this will be posted tomorrow!


  1. Beautiful, so that's the way, just go to Trader Joe's and buy fresh flowers. Thanks for the tip. Your work is beautiful and yes there is a definite difference when painting from fresh flowers.

  2. Even without seeing them, I'm going to say ranunculus (also unsure of spelling) because peonies (which are my favorite flowers and I really hope you do paint some) are seasonal, blooming only in May and June and impossible to get at any other time (at least in my experience and I've tried!)
    Ranunculus have kinda frilly leaves and wackily bending stems (so cool) and peonies have longish, pointed leaves.

    PS LOVE your flowers and just chimed in here to be a know-it-all.

    Jennifer in Germany

  3. Very nice work! I like how you set up the sunflowers. You don't see that very often.

  4. Thanks all. Jennifer! I do love a good know-to-all comment now and then. (: Based on what you said I'm sure you are right, they are ranunculus, so pretty with crazy curvy stems. Peonies are what I was looking for--and I will paint them as soon as I can get my hands on some! Thanks so much for writing.

  5. Diane this is beautiful, I can't take my eyes off all the petals and green . . .those green parts. I wish I could paint sunflowers like you. And a great composition as usual.

  6. great job!! love the highlights on the vase!!

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