This was painted from a number of photos I took last fall in Sennen, Cornwall, England. The earliest part of the structure is inside - it was a wheel-winch used to haul boats up the beach. The building, still with the wheel at its core, is now a lovely gallery full of regional art works, with working boats still out front on the beach.
The title of this piece was prompted by the proliferation of sunflower paintings on the art sites I follow, and, really, who can complain? Sunflowers just keep on giving, from initial bloom, through the spectacular changes they go through as they wither and dry, to the seeds they leave behind...to say nothing of the great variety of colours and types. Good enough for Van Gogh...good enough for me! I have a few plants in the garden this year and if it ever warms up (and dries up a bit!) there may be fodder for new works in the fall.
It has been awhile since my last posting (I hang my head...ohhh) . In that time I have been to France and back (loads of photos for future paintings!), and have been working to get a dozen or so paintings ready for a showing in the public areas of a local law firm. That will finally get hung tomorrow (yay!). In between I have been going through the equivalent of jet lag...i.e. 'studio lag'. That is where I've been away from the studio for a few weeks and have to 'adjust' myself to get back to painting regularly. I have completed a few works, mostly in the 16 x 20 range. This 6 x 6 effort was a fun way to 'adjust' back to a Daily Paintworks posting. The second work (The Fish) is 12 x 12 on a stretched canvas.