Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunflower Commission by Mary Beth Brath

In May 2012, I was commissioned to create a large Sunflower painting. The entire process was so much fun. The canvas was 5x4 feet and was delivered to my gallery on a semi truck.
The request was for sunflowers in a blue vase. I drew out a few ideas on paper and blocked in the painting one evening after the gallery closed.

Next came a very busy June with the Gettysburg Plein Air Colony,Paint Out and Quick Draw and the Daily Painters of PA Annual Capitol Exhibit. I did manage to continue work on the sunflowers.
July brought more wonderful events including an exhibit in New York City. The work on the sunflowers continued to completion and the painting was picked up by the happy client on July 7th.
Steve's Sunflowers
5x4' Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


  1. I can see why your client loved this painting, Mary Beth!! Beautiful colors on these amazing flowers!!! It was so good to see you again in Brooklyn!! The exhibit was wonderful...and I loved your paintings!!...

  2. Hi Hilda - thank you for coming to Brooklyn on Saturday. Your granddaughters are lovely young ladies. Stay in touch.