Ahhhh . . . The Sunflower

Custom framed by
The Art Loft Gallery, Ltd.

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"The Sunflower" at The Art Loft Gallery, LTD .

The Sunflower

Open Edition

Giclée on paper

 

Oh, Sol! Oh, Sol, look 

upon me,

A floral reflection of

your identity . . .

I raise my leaves in 

glorious awe,

My petals more yellow-

orange than harvested straw.

Feel my overwhelming joy,

exploding warmth 

purest gold, no alloy!

Like you, the one I mirror

on high,

I stand tall to touch

a heavenly sky.

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"The Sunflower" an open edition print framed by

The Art Loft Gallery, LTD.

"Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you." ~ Maori Proverb

I must admit from the moment I saw "The Sunflower," it brought a smile to my face and filled my heart with joy. It may sound a little crazy; but I actually had conversations with it as I selected the mats and asked it which ones it liked and felt right to help it come to life for all to experience.

Let's take a closer look at the glory of Pat's wonderful open edition giclée, "The Sunflower" . . .

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Close-up of "The Sunflower" Open Edition

The Sunflower inner mat by The Art Loft Gallery, Ltd

Inner mat detail

Once I have attached the artwork to the acid free foamcore backing, I begin to attach the mats I have chosen. I begin with the innermost mat first. In this instance I wanted a rich brown to mimic the brown center of the sunflower. Also note that I have the mat cut to pick up on the shape of the flower. By cutting the mats with both circular and square angles, I pick up the roundness if the flower head as well as the harder angles of the petals and leaves.

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.”

~ J. R. Rim

Next I add a complimentary color that picks up the colors in the petals. I love this particular golden color because it is variegated and blends darker with lighter. Also note that I have cut the gold mat so only a small amount of the brown mat is exposed. My decision was intentional because in the image itself, you only see a narrow ring of brown. Truthfully, I could have stopped with my mat colors here, but I really like the green used in the image, and I wanted to also include green.

The Sunflower 2nd mat byThe Art Loft Gallery, LTD

Second mat detail

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The green in the artwork contains yellow, so I selected a yellow green as my next color. Notice that I am showing more of the golden yellow than the brown bc I want to see the variegated color.

Close-up of third mat.

Although my mat width is only a bit more then two inches, I still wanted to break up the green. So I added another yellow green mat, same shade, to the existing green mat. See how the white bevel breaks up the wide expanse of green?

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Close-up of fourth mat.

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But I’m not yet finished. I created a spacer, attached to the inner yellow green mat because I wanted depth added to the piece.

Close-up of spacer between mats.

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Look closely. See the shadow between the yellow mat and green mat to add more depth.

Close-up of shadow created by spacer between mat.

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The frame chosen for this piece is an authentic burl veneer that has the characteristic of gently aged wood. The rich cocoa color has an eye catching grain and contains the small knots associated with burl wood.

Close-up of choosing the perfect frame.

"The Sunflower", an open edition giclée by P Buckley Moss captures the spirit and symbolism of one of nature's most powerful creations of pure joy in the universe.

The framed size is approximately

10-1/2 inches x 9-1/4 inches

Open Edition Print

(not available for purchase ~ valued at $50)

Price as Framed ~ $275

P Buckley Moss, The Sunflower framed by Art Loft Gallery, LTD

"The Sunflower" framed by The Art Loft Gallery, LTD.

Sunflowers have always had a special place in my heart and to our family. They are symbolic of happiness, optimism, honesty, longevity, peace, admiration, and devotion.  Many of you may recall one of my son, Stephen's first dramatic sunflower  photographs that remains a favorite ~

Black and White photograph Stephen Austin Welch

Sunflower in b/w by Stephen Austin Welch

Close-up of Sunflower photographed by Stephen Austin Welch

Close-up of b/w Sunflower by Stephen Austin  Welch

“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, and life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.”

~ Eugenio Montale

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Jeanne's Originals has added some sunflowers to the garden . . .

Sunflower #1

Jeanne's Originals Sunflower #1 Front

Sunflower #1 Front

Jeanne's Originals Sunflower #1 Back

Sunflower #1 Back

Three cheery sunflowers with a plethora of flowers cascading around a rock. Approximately 3-1/2" wide by 4" high and mounted on a wood slice base with a felt table protector bottom.

Sunflower #2

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Sunflower #2 Front

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Sunflower #2 Back

Three perky sunflowers behind a white picket fence with an abundance of flowers surrounding a rock.  Look closely, a little wren has lit on the fence to enjoy some seeds and an orange daisy.  Approximately 5-1/2" long by 4" high and mounted on a wood slice base with a felt table protector bottom.

Sunflower #2 Close-up

Sunflower #3

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Sunflower #3 Front

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Sunflower #3 Back

Pink and peach blooms complimented by a dash of blue blossoms overflow a terracotta colored sequin pot decorated with sunflowers. Approximately 5-1/2" tall by 4" in diameter.

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Sunflower #3 close-up

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Sunflowers at The Art Loft  Gallery, LTD.

Handmade beaded/sequin sunflower ornaments priced from  $25 to $40 each.

See our one-of-a-kind beaded sequin ornaments . . .

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