Sunflower Portrait original oil painting

The Sunflower Portrait is painted on a 20 by 16 inch gallery wrap canvas in a realistic representation with artistic attempt to capture as much of the shapes and color that make the flower so beautiful. The use of shadow and light to create the shapes required a lot of color mixing and blending. I am very happy with the end results. I hope your enjoy the work.  You can purchase this painting and others at our Bartlett Pair Art website.

Check out the pics capturing stages of the painting process.

 

Sunflower Portrait
Sunflower Portrait

 

Reviewing Older Paintings

I have started checking my archive files for paintings I did in my earlier years.  I find this process interesting and inspiring to review my journey and growth as an artist.  The journey is not over yet.  I will always feel like a novice yearning to learn more and become a better painter.  Back to where I was going with this post, take a look at this bluebonnet painting composed in an oval.  The petals at the bottom are painted coming out of the oval providing an interesting illusion.  The original was done in oils using the oval idea Bob Ross (one of my favorite artists) and others were doing on TV. 

I enjoyed the work and will be posting more of my older works, and of course, new paintings as I finish them; so, check back to see whats going on.  Prints are available.

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Jimmie Bartlett