Sunflower Acrylic painting on canvas 20" x 16" inspired by zentangle design Some of you may remember how I got into zentangling back in the winter and in February I posted one I did of a sunflower. Since then I had promised Robert I would use it to create a full acrylic painting for him, but have been so busy preparing work for shows I have only just got round to doing it.
It was great fun as I simply had the original zentangle (check out post back in February under Zentangle label on right) used it as a guide and just enjoyed myself putting shapes onto the canvas and developing it using acrylics and silk outliners. Here are the colours I used and some of the earlier stages.
and strengthened colour stage
You'll see I finally softened some of the greens in the finished work at the top of the post as well as making other colour and pattern adjustments.
I will now remove the canvas from the stretchers, roll and pack into a post tube and take down to the village post office in the morning when it opens, so that it can wend its way to Robert in Kingsville Mo USA. I look forward to the artwork you are preparing for me Robert, but must tell you all that he is a writer and film maker as well. What talent - go take a peep at his blog at