Sunflowers are happy flowers for me. Trying for years to paint them loosely, at one point my dear mentor, Dan Hines said to me, “Maybe you’re not meant to paint sunflowers.” Trying to make me feel better, he quickly added “You know, you can paint horses, and I just can’t get them right.” That was a lie. He painted horses beautifully.
Years later a painting that included sunflowers was instrumental in a nice accolade. A bit ironic. And while sometimes they come out o.k., and sometimes they’re still awful, they will always be a favorite.
“Did You Art Today?” Yep….twice.