Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sunflower Girl

About twenty miles away from town is a huge field of sunflowers. There's a sign between the highway and the field that says "In Loving Memory of Clyde." I can't think of a better memorium than to have an entire field of flowers planted in my memory. Especially sunflowers. Bigger than life, warm and rich in color with big, beautiful round faces.

This is my daughter Stevey's sunflower...she painted it last year in her eighth-grade art class. I love this watercolor. It hangs on the wall in my office at home and makes me so happy that I've decided to build the entire color scheme for my office around this picture. She thinks she isn't artistic and can't paint worth a darn...silly girl...if she only knew. It's the coolest thing in the world to watch her grow into herself, to watch her realize who she is becoming.

She's blooming...


2 comments:

Diahn said...

Wow! Fabulous painting, Stevey! Wonderful girl, Mo. I know you are proud of her. Tell her I said that her use of color is wonderful. I love to use color complements - like the yellow-y/oranges against the blue sky - they really make a painting come to life! I also like the way the colors in the petals blend into each other - very nice!

Now, let's see some Sara art, too...

Linda said...

THIS is an awsome painting! Stevey should be really proud of it - I'd hang it in my house in a heartbeat.