Sunflowers In A Red Vase


11 x 14 in. mixed media.

Punch out from a board game, new color pencils,  markers and the need to use my acrylics…and this is what you get. The background colors were done with the colored pencils and the outlines were the markers, after that I went to town with the acrylics. At first it was just various shades of bright yellow and then the idea formed about sunflowers…after all Kansas and sunflowers go hand in hand, right? Then if you care about the flowers one must put them in a vase, but not any vase …a red vase, must stay classical, right? The greens and browns should be self explanatory. Had to work on the border some, as plain didn’t look right at all.  Quite a bit of raised textured, course the reflections show that.

Without the title not many would guess my intent, but I would hope they would at least enjoy the view.


7 thoughts on “Sunflowers In A Red Vase

  1. You’re right about not knowing what you’re looking at, so to speak, without the title, but I like sunflowers a lot! Very interesting take, great job!

    • Titles can serve many purposes for the artist, and in this case it was to lead the viewer to look and think like myself. I can’t say I do that on a large precentage of my pieces, unless it serve a purpose for the viewers experience at least in my mind. Appreciate the like and more so taking time to comment, thank you.

  2. Lovely work. It’s easy to become immersed in the simplicity of a circle and nearly get lost in it! I am particularly taken by the colors, wonderful interpretation!

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