Friday, June 10, 2011

Painting Sunflowers

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite flowers to paint - I can't resist their happy and sunny faces .


The sun is peeking through the clouds and the birds are singing and it is a beautiful day. Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to paint Sunflowers.











Finding inspiration . . . . .








One of my favorite containers for Sunflowers is this old enamel French pitcher. I love to paint it and it has been in several of my paintings.

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"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do."

Helen Keller


Everywhere . . . . .

















"This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I am still having problems with Blogger leaving comments on some of your blogs.


Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin






14 comments:

ShirleyC said...

I love all of your paintings and especially your comfy little garden of inspiration.

laurie said...

its so hard to tell where your paintings end and the table scape begins,, lovely as usual,

Junebug said...

I love the sunflowers. I am so glad I found your blog. It brings a smile to my face every time I visit.

Ruth Welter said...

Love your sunflowers Erin...so fresh and pretty. have a great weekend.

Ruth

Tina Eudora said...

Great painting, I just love the happy colors! Thanks again for a lovely tour Bentley!
Have a great weekend guys...
Tina xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love this painting...I think it is my favorite!

Your comment posted. I have been telling everyone that is having a hard time leaving comments to uncheck the "keep me signed in" box when you are signing into google. It seems to work.
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love this painting...I think it is my favorite!

Your comment posted. I have been telling everyone that is having a hard time leaving comments to uncheck the "keep me signed in" box when you are signing into google. It seems to work.
Hugs,
Penny

Stacey said...

Oh, I just love it!

We went to our local farmer's market today and I purchased a bouquet with a beautiful sunflower. They are such happy flowers.

Lady Jane said...

Hi Erin, just stopped by to see what you were up to and say hi to Bentley. Love those sunflowers.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, your sunflowers are so lovely in the French pot. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Sonia said...

I adore sunflowers!! Love the verse you used in your post...my son used to sing that song when he was little..he is grown and is a music minister and it always brings a smile to my face! Your paintings are so gorgeous and your garden vignette is so charming!!!
I always enjoy my visits to your blog!
Miss Bloomers

Inspiration from Nature said...

A visit to your blog is the sunshine of my day :o)

The sunflowers are so cheerful, for me they are the summer itself.
Your painting reflects exactly this feeling of mine.

Have a nice week.

earthypawscreatures said...

Hi there! I just found your blog, and it is so beautiful! I just want to jump through the computer screen and relax in your garden :D It is so pretty! Such beautiful paintings that you create. Absolutely lovely :D. I'm adding your blog to my bloglovin list :)

~Alli

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello Beautiful Friend~
Hope you are having a wonderful evening.