Sunshine in the shadows (2016)
Acrylic painting by Pragya Agarwal


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 8.27 × 5.91 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Pragya Agarwal

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
― Helen Keller

I did this study of a sunflower as part of a 'values' project by some ArtFinder artists exploring the use of a single colour. I felt that the sunflower was an apt choice for it, because its colour is such a distinctive part of its representation, and what is left when we take that away? Does it still leave the essence of the sunflower, and its symbolic association with sunshine? I also love the shape and the structure of the sunflower-so dignified and bold, and intricate, standing tall and proud against any adversity.

This small painting done in a minimalistic abstract style with loose brush strokes will brighten up any corner of your house or study, and be a constant reminder of the hope and optimism, that there is always sunshine even in shadows. It will be a lovely gift for graduation as any young person steps out in the 'real world', or as a present for father's day. Will look good hanging alone but also as part of the collection of similar-sized landscapes available in my shop.

With plenty of texture and energy, this artwork has been created in Winsor and Newton Acrylic paints on heavyweight Bockingford acid-free paper.

I will sign, date and title it on the back, and will send it wrapped in a acid-free tissue paper, with a backing mounboard in a bubble wrap envelope to deliver it safely and securely. The painting will be sent loose, and the framed image here is for your reference only. The interior image is not completely to scale and is also for demonstration purposes. Hopefully it helps to visualise the framed picture in your interior space.

Thank you for visiting, and please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions.

Materials used:

Paper, Acrylics, Imagination, Love and Care

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