Sunday, January 17, 2010


When I was still living at home, years ago, my brother planted some sunflower seeds in our front yard. The seeds grew into these giant 9-foot sunflowers and we told the little nieces and nephews that the giant flowers would eat little kids if they got too close. :) That was pretty mean but the kids were old enough to know it was a joke...I think.
I took photos of the flowers and painted this in a college class right after my mission. The entire painting is composed of little dots. (Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small distinct dots of colour create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and optical blending.) I used yellow and blue dots close together to create the illusion of green in the leaves and stem. When you stand back, the eye naturally puts the yellow and blue dots together to create green. When you get up close the eye can distinguish between the different colors of dots.


Paul Creer said...

Great painting Seth. This is another one that I hadn't seen. Funny story to tell you later about this painting.

Bethany said...

Seth you are so talented! I love this one too.