Tuesday, August 10, 2010

EDM 285 - Draw something that loves the sun

Every winter, I put out seeds for the small birds that come to my back yard.  Every summer, I get surprises where the the birds have redeposited those seeds.  This sunflower came up in one of the small containers attached to the fence.  At first, I thought it was a weed, but the more I looked at it the more it looked like a sunflower.  So I left it alone, and planted fuchsias around it.  Over the summer, it grew, in that tiny container, to be about 4 feet tall.  It had only a single blossom, but it  followed the sun every day.  It was a true testament to the power of fulfilling your destiny or of the saying "Bloom where you are planted".
Watercolor on 140 lb paper.  I tried to do this loosely and quickly and to let the colors be the focus more than the drawing.  And besides, sometimes sunflowers are a little unkempt and imperfect.  I think there's a lesson in that, too.

8 comments:

Alex said...

You totally nailed the theme there =) perfect score and I love the colors you used!

Dan Kent said...

Well, a friend from Iowa tells me that sunflowers are weeds! I disagree! I mean they are lively and sunny - look at yours! I very much like how you laid the sunflower on the page.

Cathy Holtom said...

I like imperfect..perfection is unattainable.

dandelionlady said...

I have a sunflower that decided to bloom in the small dry hot area next to my driveway. Thanks for sharing your bloom, we do indeed need to bloom where we are planted. Happy CED!

nanke's stuff said...

No, no, no! Not weeds!!! This one is perky and lovely, just like all sunflowers! nancy

Hybrid J said...

What wonderful story of the Sunflower plus enjoying the vibrant yellow. Nice drawing! ;D

raena said...

Great post! And lovely sunflower!

rrARTz said...

this is bright and sunny and makes me happy!