At this time of the year in Finland, when sun is rarely seen, let the sunflowers bring brightness.
In this painting I wanted to add depth, create a sense of near and far. Two overlapping sunflowers in the foreground, indicating one is partially hiding behind another. I also added layers of light and shadow. Sunflowers are in the shade, light coming from back, some petals are backlighted.
I painted some more elements to further enhance the depth. Angled fence, blur flowers and hazier landscape all are contributing to create a sense of distance.
There are several sunflower field around Helsinki, flower blooms in August / September. The inspiration behind this painting is one of such field.