I painted a series of sunflowers or can I say my happy flowers. I just love their vivid golden petals & gorgeous deep centres. They always grow turning to face the sun. I bought a huge bunch of them & photographed all different angles. I love the dramatic look with the deep background. The combination of the golden yellows, orange tones, burnt sienna browns & even some hints of crimson in the petals gives them lots of definition & intensity. Working in oils again was a real delight.