Sunflower from our home garden 8x12 Oils on canvas panel
We have a small vegetable garden in our back yard where we (attempt) grow tomatoes, potatoes, purple hull peas and sweet peppers. I'll plant seeds for almost any vegetable and wait to see what happens. Our cucumbers started out really well then - decided to not do really well. Our Brussel sprouts aren't brusseling but our dill is looking good.
Enough horticulture. This painting came from me seeing the sun shining from the back of the sunflower blossom and I tried to capture that bright yellow against a dark background. I continue to battle GLARE in photos of my paintings. I'll be that I couldn't get the glare if I were to TRY to make a photo of the glare.
Squirrels and I plant sunflowers among the veggies. I buy my sunflower seeds from the store, the squirrels get theirs from our bird feeders. When the sunflower seeds are ripe, I put the seeds into the bird feeders and the squirrels plant some of them. A form of recycling I suppose! :-)