Sunflowers were the theme for Inspiration Avenue this week. Sunflowers are also my favorite flower.
I did two sunflower artworks for this challenge.
First, I painted a sunflower on watercolor paper. Then, I made a couple of photocopies of the sunflower I painted in order to use them again. I made an art journal page first, which I wasn't entirely pleased with, which you can see here at this previous blog post. So here is the canvas I came up with, which I like a bit better. I used that photocopy of the sunflower, and layered it on top of another photocopy of one of my watercolor paintings, this one. I added some acrylic paint and oil pastels to integrate the two together. I used some of the cute red Japanese tape on the sides of the canvas. I also used oil pastels on the border and then smeared them with baby wipes. I love the soft effect. I will make a little tutorial at some point to show you how fun and easy it is.
And since I love sunflowers so much I'm going to share with you some really fun pictures I have.
First, here are the sunflowers from my garden from last year:
Here are some photos from my school garden. I do Student Council at school, and with the kindergartners we planted sunflower seeds. Each of them also planted a few sunflower seeds in a flower pot to take home. They decorated the pot in my art class. Here are some of our beautiful flowers.
Also linked to Paint Party Friday , Out of the Journal, and the Butterfly Effect.