Friday, July 29, 2011

Tuscany Sunflower Pastel Study Phyllis O'Shields Contemporary Impressionism

Tuscany Sunflower Series VII

Pastel 12 x 16 without mat
Canson Mi-Teintes
Phyllis O'Shields Contemporary Impressionism
copyright 2011 PO'Shields
Sketched en plein air

My Inspiration: Last of Summer Sunflowers on the back roads of Tuscany.
When visiting Tuscany each year I paint Sunflowers, Lavender and Olive Trees.
Each Tuscan Sunflower is different with it's own personality, thus I usually sketch en plein air
the one that jumps out at me.

There is nothing more beautiful than the Tuscan fields of golden sunflowers surrounding a golden rustic house with a terra cotta roof.
These are views that I use in large paintings, but for the sketching en plein air there is always one sunflower among the many that calls out to be drawn.

I will be posting over the next few weeks series of these plein air sketches.

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Phyllis O'Shields Artist , Contemporary Impressionism

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