Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September sunflower

One of the last few things blooming in our front yard now are those indefatigable and always wonderful sunflowers.

I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. I started out realistic, then at a certain point ignored reality and just concentrated on good design and balance. I'm happy with the style that resulted.

We have one cat, Miss Lemon, who has always liked "being danced." The other day The Husband discovered that Lynx likes it too (as long as Lynx is very sleepy). Here's the three of us being embarrassingly silly, The Husband dancing Lynx to the infamously wacky and inexplicable Internet gem "Badger badger badger." (Having your volume on is a must.)

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Anonymous said...

Wow, look at those blues! I like the unusual perspective on the blossom too... from the side... and the reflections on the jar.
Are you sure that cat isn't on drugs? He sure looks to be in la-la land.

Sandra Galda said...

Nice art and I always say that pets are mostly in it for the food........and will put up with a lot from us to get vittles....hahaha :) monome

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Jala,
I just dropped by again and look what a wonderful painting and post greets me!!
Thank you!!!
Glad to see you're still making such beautiful art!!!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Good design and balance was met, along with captivating!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Donald! Lynx is a very silly cat sometimes. When he's sleepy, he gets soooo cute and sort of...malleable. :) Glad you like the sunflower! So do I!

Thanks, Sandra! Yeah, well, Lynx definitely IS a foodmonster...

Hi Marian and thank you so much!

Thank you, Tina. I really loved the graphic qualities this one came out with.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A very nice and well executed design Jala.

L.Holm said...

LOL!!! ohh, poor Lynxsleepybaby! That's so funny! What a cutie pie. I'm so behind on catching up on blogs...I love the earlier pics of Lynx falling asleep sitting up. adorable.

Your pastels are great. You nailed the balance in this one for sure. Am enjoying your explorations!

Gwen Bell said...

Great color combination! Woohoo...LOVE it!