The most famous painting of sunflowers is probably that of Vincent Van Gogh. Some years ago the British Bedding Plant Association wanted a summer promotion and so planted a rendering of this in bedding plants on a vast scale. It was the size of several football pitches and contained thousands of plants (see second picture).
|The giant flower bed|
I have painted sunflowers several times and with mixed success but they are fun to paint. These are in the order I painted them. I think Van Gogh painted sunflowers in probably fourteen different variations, so I've got a few more to practice on!