Oil on cradled panel 12" x 12"
$295.00 + $10. s/h
Day 7 in the 30 in 30 Challenge
Our summer garden has different kinds of tall sunflowers. I'm sure they each have names which I don't know. This one, which we have more of, reminds me of large daisies. Whereas the one I posted yesterday seems more like the typical sunflower. Because this one has smaller seeds it attracts more of the smaller birds.
I love this quote: "The good life is lived best by those with gardens." I guess I have a good life! This quote came from one of the books our son gave me for Christmas: An Absorbing Errand, How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way To Mastery by Janna Malamud Smith. One of the chapters talks about the similarity of gardening and art. She talks about how life is better when you have a continuous practice that "holds your desire, demands your attention and requires effort" like gardening. What a great chapter. I grew up in a family of gardeners. Long before I painted I planted and nurtured gardens. It was something that was so easy to do while our kids played in the yard. No one plays in our yard now, the garden gets less nurturing, most of my attention and effort goes toward my painting. But my life is still good because as she says "The good life is lived by those with gardens!"