Sunflower - You Are My Sunshine
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
This sunflower digital oil/impasto painting will be my last post for several weeks and I apologize in advance for not being able to reply to comments or thank hosts for features until I am able to sit at a computer again about 3-4 weeks from now. Please know that I do treasure each comment and I will visit each of you when I return to thank you in person.
The sunflower is an annual plant in the daisy family that is best known for its size, height and bright yellow petals (occasionally red) with a dark brown, almost black, seeded center. Grown primarily for its oil and edible seeds, the sunflower is one of nature's most nutritious foods for animals and humans alike.
According to Wikipedia, the plant construction is unique and complex and what we generally think of as the flower is not exactly that.
"The plant has an erect rough-hairy stem, reaching typical heights of 3 meters. The tallest sunflower on record achieved 8.23 m (27 ft). Sunflower leaves are broad, coarsely toothed, rough and mostly alternate. What is often called the "flower" of the sunflower is actually a "flower head" (or flower heads) of numerous small individual 5=petaled flowers (florets). The outer flowers which resemble petals are called ray flowers. Each "petal" consists of a ligule composed of fused petals of an asymmmetrical ray flower. They are sterile and can be yellow, red, orange, or other colors. The flowers in the center of the head are called disk flowers. These mature into fruits (sunflower "seeds"). The disk flowers are arranged spirally. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5 degrees, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. Typically, there are 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other; on a very large sunflower there could be 89 in one direction and 144 in the other. This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head."
I am a western New York based artist with a passion for the sea and a deep love for the natural world around me. Having somewhat restricted mobility, my paintings are sometimes based on images in the public domain or on elements from classic art work. Thank you for your interest in my artwork. If you would like to see more, my full portfolio can be found at http://lianne-schneider.artistwebsites.com If you enjoy my art works, please feel free to share this link with friends or share on your social networks by pushing the Pinterest, FB, Google+, Twitter or SU Buttons! Thank you!
You can purchase quality traditional style fine art prints of digital paintings, giclee canvas prints, acrylic and metallic prints by Lianne Schneider. Beautiful and stylish decor for any wall in your home, office or lobby. Detailed landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, flowers and more...all with the look and feel of classic oil paintings. The FAA-Watermark will NOT appear on any final product!
This is a hand-painted digital oil derivative work based primarily on an image/photograph in the public domain used as a reference. It is not a reproduction, nor does it attempt to be. Painted on a Wacom tablet using a variety of painting programs and filters. While my adaptations and interpretations are copyright protected, the underlying artwork remains in the public domain available to other artists to reproduce or interpret.
Please contact the artist, Lianne Schneider, directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, my name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once 25 canvas prints are sold.
Copyright Lianne Schneider 2014
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All images and my personal poetry/prose are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist. My copyright does not imply rights to an underlying public domain image and I make no such claim. Copyright on works derived from or based on images in the public domain applies only to the subsequent manipulation or the digital painting resulting from my own style and interpretation. The original image remains in the public domain and such images are used in accordance with international law.
June 10th, 2014
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