Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Colour from the season - Sunflower yellow

Young Sunflowers rotate their heads throughout the day to track the sun (called heliotropism) and driving past fields of them, almost every single one, in each regimented row, is facing the same direction. Therefore, on one side of a road they may all be facing you, on the other side you are looking at their backs, amazing!

Challenging to draw - I almost stopped here. A bee considered landing on my notebook which was very flattering...

Are there any flowers more full of Summer's sunshine? Hello August!
...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.