Last night I bought sunflowers while at the supermarket. At home I arranged them in a vase and took 19 digital photos of 19 different still life set ups. Needless to say, I will be painting sunflowers over the winter months, and if the fresh ones don't wilt before I can do it, I'll paint an alla prima version of them in oil.
School has started as we are approaching summer's end even here in southeast Texas. The days are still hot but the sun angle has changed and the shadows are lengthening. I love the light this time of year. It's a good time for observing nature.