Sunflower - Study in Oil
Oil on Board
30 x 42 cms, 11.8 x 16.5 inches
I am a full-time practising artist, and I have a creative process that takes a long time. I study from observation in my sketchbook, drawing or painting from life in either pencil, pen, charcoal or watercolour. I also document the flowers I work from with photography, often I have grown these from seed or found them in the local landscape in Sussex, UK where I live and work. I then develop these observational artworks into a final composition for my oil painting.
This painting is an oil study for the larger painting because I wanted to experiment with colours and brush marks before I embarked upon the final piece of art.