Inspired by our trip to Provence last summer, I was awestruck by these massive fields of sunflowers blooming. Seeing this brilliant carpet of gold, with its sea of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I wanted you to experience that joy, too. In person “Sun Drenched II” practically leaps off the canvas with its vibrant yellow petals and extremely thick three-dimensional oil paint.
I created this sunflower study with palette knife and extremely thick acrylic paint to achieve texture and dimension. I love how the bright colors pop and brighten up any room, and how the strokes contain so much movement and energy.
I love it when we are driving leisurely through the countryside and we come across a gorgeous field of wildflowers. The sudden burst of color thrills your senses! Playing with color and texture, I feel like Bathed in Sunshine radiates with energy and captures the joy you feel on one of the last beautiful days of summer.
You can choose either the left or the right painting to hang alone or display both side by side to form a panorama diptych. Bathed in Sunshine is created with extremely thick paint on gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges to create a 3-dimensional, almost sculptural wall art.
To see these paintings, stop by my booth at Westport, CT’s Fine Art Festival this weekend or e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com to ship.
I had so much fun painting the chunky sunflower oil painting the other day, I had to paint another one with lots of thick gooey oil paint and a palette knife. I’ll be showing this painting and several other new chunky oil paintings this weekend at the Winter Art Mart at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. I hope you can stop by!