Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunflower Love

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to stop by and sit and relax for a few minutes with a cup of tea and relax while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  So far my small space garden is thriving during our California drought with watering the allowed twice a week and supplementing with gray  water from the kitchen and shower and so far we have managed to keep our water reduction down by 35%.

Most of my flowers are planted in containers and  the Sunflowers do well in containers - they just do not grow as tall as those planted in the ground.  They are always available at the Farmers Market year round and if I don't have any growing  I like to purchase them from our local farmers to use in my paintings.

Let's join Bentley. my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for Sunflowers to paint.





















One of my customers asked  me to paint one of my  "painted words" with Sunflowers for a birthday gift for one of her special friends.  This arrangement was the inspiration for the painted word painting below.



The larger arrangement of Sunflowers was used for the larger painting below.






Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin


                     "With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding."  Job 12:13



14 comments:

Deb said...

What a pretty post. All the colours I love. "Hi Bentley". Deb

doodles n daydreams said...

The top photo is stunning, almost like a painting itself. Sunflowers are beautiful any time, aren't they, always a reminder of summer. I suppose they could be grown in a glasshouse all year round in some places but I'm not sure about here in the south of New Zealand.

Diana

Art and Sand said...

Everything is simply perfect!

Art and Sand said...

Everything is perfect!

janice15 said...

I love your Sun Flower painting.. it's just wonderful I too love them a lot.. Have a great new week with love Janice

Jeanie said...

I never thought of planting sunflowers in containers. I thought they were too big! Learned something new and good eye candy, too!

Susan said...

Your sunflower gifts are awesome, Erin. Just beautiful! Susan

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Ahhhh Sunflowers!!! they are simply gorgeous!

deezie

Junkchiccottage said...

Bentley is so adorable what a sweet little assistant. Love all your beautiful colors I am swooning over all the pictures. Just beautiful.
Kris

Kelly Deal said...

Gorgeous sunflowers and I just love your sunflower painting, so pretty!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Love that blue and yellow tablescape! Lovely sunflower paintings.

Cherie said...

I love checking into your blog, you arrange such pretty photo shoots. Your paintings are stunning too

Have a Daily said...

Erin, I love sunflowers and your yellow and blue setting is just darling! You would never know that your garden is in a drought. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Love, love your amazing artwork!
hugs,
Jann

Helen Jane said...

Beautiful sunflowers and a lovely painting.