Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Is For Sunflowers



My sunflowers now stand what looks like 9 to 10 feet tall, and the flowers will soon open. This spring we have had the right about of rain and sunshine. I have never planted sunflower seeds before this spring. I got one sunflower from my neighbor last year and this spring I planted a bunch of seeds on the side of my house by the porch. The plan is to take pictures through their life cycle and create some paintings from the photos. Many artists have painted sunflowers, so why not me. My back screened porch is clean now, and my drawing table is up and ready for work. There is plenty of room to sketch and paint. All I need now is some good lighting, and I will be ready to work in the evenings. I am going to take a break from my political art, or, at least I think I am. Once I get my table saw set up, I will be ready to rock.

5 comments:

LceeL said...

I am anxious to see your 'non-political' art - I remember those fish and I really want to see more - or at least, a broader spectrum of subject matter.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox said...

My Father grew sunflowers on our farm so I grew up with acres and acres of them depending on the season...and I love them. I am pretty sure you could create a political twist with sunflower imgages, even just 'quietly'. But, it's not necessary, because reminding people of beauty is possibly just as potent.
Kathryn

moneythoughts said...

The market for political art in America is quite limited. And, in my city, it is very limited if you don't have a national name. I need to make a little money from my art, so I thought this is something people might be willing to buy. Especially, if they are not too big. It is as much a change of pace for me as anything.

Jientje said...

Did you make the picture of the American flag in the previous post? I love the movement in it.
Looking forward to see more, both pictures and art.

moneythoughts said...

Yes, I did that flag painting about 9 years ago. The original was done on a 9"x12" envelope, and is part of THE ENVELOPE COLLECTION. You can see more paintings on my other blog F.D.Zigler's Art Gallery, there is a link on the blog. The movement came as a result of when my brother scanned it for me, he placed a piece of Saran Wrap on the scanner and it made the white lines that created the movement. I wish I was so clever as to have thought of doing that with a paint brush.