This little painting is remarkably detailed, and has a luminous textural quality in person. I used dozens of layers of translucent paint to create the confetti-like mix of colors that give this work its unique glow. The combination of tiny white daisies and large golden sunflowers in a copper pot evokes cheerful images of Sunday dinners with family and friends.
I love to work on paintings that are inspired by actual moments in my life. I discovered a worn old vintage frame in a shop in a Mexican village, and had a canvas stretched to fit. The vintage quality of the smooth oval wood frame seemed a perfect setting for a traditional floral composition. Sunflowers always represent lazy Sunday afternoons to me - and like the Velveteen rabbit, this miniature work of art displays a powerful presence when hung in a smaller space in need of a little love to bring it to life, such as on a dining room or kitchen wall, a reading space, or hallway niche. It comes ready to hang.