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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Looking for Fall Inspiration

Welcome, I am so glad that you stopped by. One of my clients asked me to paint a smaller version of a Garden Shop I painted last year. She wants a little red bird house with lots of Sunflowers and reds to hang in her Cottage style sun room. I would love for you to join me and my studio assistant, Bentley, on a trip to our Farmers Market on this lovely cool Fall morning . Let's look for the perfect painterly bouquet of Sunflowers and see what else we can find.

Looks like Bentley is ready to go!

I love shopping at our Farmers Market - everything is so fresh - prices are great -and best of all - I am supporting our local farmers.

Finding Inspiration . . . . . .
The orange variety of Sunflowers is a new one.

Lovely Mums

There. . . .

Everywhere . . . . . .

A new variety of "Cone" flowers

Everywhere . . . .
So many varieties to choose from. I really love the Sunflowers with a red tinge around the petals.

The original painting had yellow sunflowers, blue hydrangeas and red geraniums and my client wants me to duplicate the look only on a much smaller canvas. Since my blue hydrangeas are not in bloom, I used a photograph that I took last year .

I bought a bunch of the traditional Sunflowers to use in the painting.

Added a little red birdhouse.

Here is the completed painting.

Thank you for stopping by. I love to hear from you and sincerely appreciate your comments and that you have taken time to follow my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see my paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


June Art Studio said...

Hi Erin,

Your painting is so beautiful and full inspiration charm. I love everything you painting plus all things in your garden really bring a lot of memories.GOD Bless
Cheer http://artclassjuneartsudio.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...


Love your painting with the happy little red birdhouse and very - very happy sunflowers. Your work is always so happy.

Anonymous said...

I love the red birdhouse and your blog is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love to look at your work it is so pretty. Cheryl

Ruth Welter said...

Erin, your new painting is wonderful...love the sweet birdhouse you included for your customer.


Anonymous said...


Love everything about your blog and art. Bentely is a doll.

*Ulrike* said...

Hi Erin! The painting will be enjoyed I'm sure! The red birdhouse adds a touch of happiness to it!
Take Care!