Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunflowers and Shadows

Sometimes in the cold, dreary days of winter, I paint from reference photographs that I took during the warmer weather. This is a painting I did last winter on a very cold, dark day. The photograph was taken from a still life I set up in my porch during the summertime. I immediately became lost in the process of painting this one. The bright colors of the sunflowers are so warming and cheerful! It lifted my spirits and I hope it does the same to yours!

20"x 20" Oil on Canvas, Framed
On View at the Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the month of March.


  1. This is a beauty, Diane! Love the sunlight!

  2. What a lovely painting...great movement of the flowers.