Four of the 24-inch high beds and two of the 4×8 raised beds were set in place today thanks to the hard work of Jim G., Bill, Kim, Jesse, George, Rich, Heather and yours truly.
Then just after four p.m, participants in the “Grow the Tallest Sunflower Contest” arrived and planted Mammoth Sunflower seeds. Pictured below are Isabella and Kaitlin.
There’s still time to enter the contest. The seeds, which are free, can be planted tomorrow between 3 and 5 p.m. Prizes for the tallest sunflower will be awarded in September. Can you grow the tallest one? Try and find out!
Thank you, Nancy. May it always bring you joy.
It is deeply satisfying to know it will be in your home.
As an artist it is wonderful when your creation goes to someone who loves it as much as you loved painting it.
This is definitely one of the happiest paintings I have ever done and I love that it will be “living” in Saratoga Springs.
Here it is.
This is one of the happiest paintings I have ever done.
In case you haven’t been following the blog, these sunflowers are a variety similar to those painted by Van Gogh. I purchased the seeds from Renee’s Garden seeds, grew the sunflowers at the community garden, and created this 20 by 24 oil painting when the flowers bloomed.
I hope you enjoyed following the painting’s progress. Natalie Walsh
These Van Gogh sunflowers look as happy on the canvas as they did in the garden.
This oil painting isn’t done yet…but it is getting close. – Natalie Walsh
The oil painting of the Van Gogh sunflowers is coming along.
I’ve been working on the color of petals, the urn-like vase, the overall shapes of the flowers, highlights and darks. It’s not done yet, but I love how energetic and joyful the painting is at this stage. It is coming alive.
I had the good fortune of going to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week. There was an exhibit of paintings by Renoir I had to see. In the same room there were several paintings by Van Gogh. I just stood, stared and studied. What a pleasure.
I hope you enjoy watching this painting as it progresses. – Natalie Walsh
If you haven’t been following the blog, I planted Van Gogh sunflowers seeds from Renee’s Garden seeds in the community garden for the purpose of using the flowers as the subject of an oil painting. When they were ready, I harvested and photographed the sunflowers. I will continue providing updates on the painting until it is completed.