Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Living Bouquet



Since I just caught the left edge of this actually massive sunflower field, it looks like a bouquet. I snapped the shot for this painting one hot but memorable summer morning in Provence. It would have been delightful to paint on site, but it was much too hot to be out in the open air without an umbrella or nearby tree to shelter us from the burning rays. However, the sunflowers thrive in those conditions and it's a good thing they do because they bring big smiles to so many of our faces.