A sunflower is exhibited in this oils on canvas painting. The composition depicts a view from behind the blossom. The sunflower is a symbol of joy and optimism.
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About this Sunflower Oil Painting
Title: Sunflower From Behind
Size: 20″ w x 16″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Shape: Horizontal (landscape)
Description: An oil painting of the backside of a sunflower blossom set against a sky-blue background. The sunflower’s petals are depicted in detail, as well as the texture of the involucral bracts. This sunflower painting is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.
Sunflower From Behind is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. No frame is required to exhibit it because the artwork composition extends around the edges of the canvas. However, it will look great should you choose to have it framed.
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I love all flowers; however, the sunflower is one of my favorites. I love the bright sunshine-yellow petals and huge blossoms that resemble the sun. Most sunflower paintings are composed of the front of the blossom. However, the backsides of some flowers are just as beautiful, and the sunflower is certainly one.
- 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. After the flower has fully opened into the radiance of yellow petals, it will face only east. No one knows 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 always seeks the “Light.”
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