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Size: 20″ w x 16″ h Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas Description: Oil painting of a sunflower as seen from the backside of the blossom. Gallery wrap means this painting will not require a frame as the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface.
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I love all flowers, however, one of my favorites the sunflower. I love the bright sunshine yellow petals and huge blossoms that resemble the sun. Most paintings of sunflowers are composed from the front of the blossom, however, the back side of some flowers can be just as interesting and the sunflower is a good example of one.
Some Interesting Things About Sunflowers
The sunflower is a plant that is native to North America. Later it was introduced to Mexico and Peru. They can grow up to 6 feet tall and prefer dry, sunny places where their roots can dig deep into the soil.
When the plant is in the bud stage, it will face the sun following its movement across the sky from horizon to horizon. This movement allows it to get the maximum amount of the sun’s rays. Once the flower is fully opened into the radiance of yellow petals, it faces east only. It is not known why it does this. One theory is it is possibly a defensive response to prevent the sun from scalding the seed pod during hot summer days.
The sunflower is often equated as a symbol of spiritual faith, worship, adoration, loyalty and longevity. Perhaps because it is always seeking the “Light”.
Many individuals enjoy flower gardens in their yards filled with their favorite flowers. They enjoy bringing those flowers indoors and making arrangements from them to display in their homes. Flowers have a way of brightening up a room, making it more inviting and enjoyable to be in. Unfortunately, most blossoms fade away in just a few days. Aside from resorting to dried or artificial flowers, a good way to preserve the beauty of flowers in your home is via flower oil paintings. This is an ideal situation because floral art will become part of your interior décor that will adorn the walls of your home for a long time. With flower paintings you can enjoy the beauty and essence of flowers year round and unlike fresh flowers, these will never fade. A painting with flowers will forever preserve the essence and beauty of them for others to enjoy for a lifetime. Artists will often capture their favorite flowers in a wall art by carefully observing the light and shadows, shapes and form of the blossoms. There are three ways to capture the beauty of flowers in a painting. These are:
Still life flower arrangement with a vase and other elements. This type of still life is great for formal dining area, living room, or bedroom. Just about any room where a formal atmosphere is desired.
Natural landscape setting where flowers naturally grow in a garden or open field. Flowers make beautiful landscape paintings.
Extreme close-up of the blossom in an expanded point of view. This type of composition gives the impression of the flower being looked at under a microscope.
Favorite Flowers for Floral Wall Art
The most popular flowers used in compositions of floral wall art are roses, orchids, lilies and wildflowers.
Roses are painted more than any other flower because they can be symbolic of love and romance. There are also many varieties of colors that make them an easy fit for any color scheme.
Orchids are another favorite subject for artists to paint. They are so mysterious because no one knows just how many varieties of orchids actually exist. Orchids also have a such a large following that it was only natural that oil painters would choose them to be the subject of their many paintings.
Another popular flower is the lily because of it has such a big beautiful bloom that comes in a variety of colors.
Wildflowers are favored for their brilliance in the wilderness. There are many colors and shapes. Two favorite types of wildflower popular among Texas artists are the Texas Bluebonnet and Indian Paint Brush. Contrasting colors of wildflowers in the same setting makes for great art.
Other popular flowers in art include daisies, tulips and magnolias.
Flowers bring joy, beauty and symbolism to our environment, as such it is no mystery that flower paintings continue to be a popular décor for homes and businesses.
Size: 16″ x 12″ Support: Stretched canvas Description: A close-up representation of the center of a bright red rose. It is titled “Tyler Rose” because Tyler, TX is the rose capitol of the world. This art composition comes with an official Certificate of Authentication that has been hand signed by the artist.
Sold: This painting has sold to an art collector in Texas. If you love this one and would like a similar painting, please contact us, Teresa does commissions. Be sure to check out “How To Commission A Painting” for more information.
Artist Comments: In 2006 my husband Robert retired from the US Navy and we returned home to Texas after being away for over 20 years. Of all the places we could have chosen to live, we decided to settle in the East Texas region. East Texas is a lovely place to call home because of its plush green vegetation, vast rose gardens, Texas Longhorn cattle ranches, hay growers, working farms, rodeos, and the many small country towns and communities. It is in this setting that we chose to build our little ranch approximately 20 miles west of Tyler.
Tyler, Texas is known as the “Rose Capital of the U.S.A.” because this area alone produces over 20% of the nation’s roses. This city also has the nation’s largest municipal rose garden, is home to the Tyler Rose Museum and hosts the Texas Rose Festival every year in October. The festival draws more than 100,000 visitors to the city each year.
Surrounded by all these beautiful roses I was inspired to do this rose painting when we first moved here. I love roses! I love their delicate beauty and fragrant smell. And I especially love red roses. They are so vibrant in color. Roses come in so many different varieties of color and are widely recognized as a symbol of love, sympathy or sorrow depending on the rose’s color. For example a red rose is a symbol of love, yellow of friendship, orange of enthusiasm, white of purity and pink of joy.
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