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SEEDS OF DESIRE – Resurrected in Glory

Painted with artist oils on gesso primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New Zealand Macrocarpa timber support.
SEEDS OF DESIRE – Within a seed, the harvest is hidden for a multitude to feed on. Resurrected in glory.
Painted with artist oils on gesso primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New Zealand Macrocarpa timber support. The oils are finished and protected with gloss dammar varnish. Size - 2470mm x 1050mm x 60mm. Circle - 1000mm wide. 25 acrylic enhanced limited edition canvas prints available with provenance, certificate of authenticity and care instructions.
Painted with artist oils on gesso primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New
THE STORY
I dreamed of painting a grand oil painting from this sunflower. I considered it such a proud wonder. This transpired in my friend Hugh’s garden. The challenge became clear to photograph glory with more impact than normally considered. I knew choosing a polarizing filter would enhance the deeper blue sky with a cleaner rich brilliance in the yellow.

The printed photo was stunning and I knew immediately,  “I had to create the oil painting”.

This painting was on and off the project over many years. Each time I came back to the easel I had something more to add. During the adventure, I stumbled across an oil paint antiquing process, the technique of adding an authentic aged look to the background.

The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.

Contact seller to organise freight

Painting the sunflower was a photo realism challenge. It tugged at my storytelling ability to add more drama. un

SEEDS OF DESIRE – Within a seed, the harvest is hidden for a multitude to feed on. Resurrected in glory.
Painted with artist oils on gesso primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New Zealand Macrocarpa timber support. The oils are finished and protected with gloss dammar varnish. Size - 2470mm x 1050mm x 60mm. Circle - 1000mm wide. 25 acrylic enhanced limited edition canvas prints available with provenance, certificate of authenticity and care instructions.
Painted with artist oils on gesso primed New Zealand hardboard and mounted on chemically treated (for long life) New
THE STORY
I dreamed of painting a grand oil painting from this sunflower. I considered it such a proud wonder. This transpired in my friend Hugh’s garden. The challenge became clear to photograph glory with more impact than normally considered. I knew choosing a polarizing filter would enhance the deeper blue sky with a cleaner rich brilliance in the yellow.

The printed photo was stunning and I knew immediately,  “I had to create the oil painting”.

This painting was on and off the project over many years. Each time I came back to the easel I had something more to add. During the adventure, I stumbled across an oil paint antiquing process, the technique of adding an authentic aged look to the background.

The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.

Contact seller to organise freight

Painting the sunflower was a photo realism challenge. It tugged at my storytelling ability to add more drama. un

Region Auckland