prairie wild 6″ x 6″

© Anita C. Miller

There were so many tall yellow daisy like flowers that day.  Most were over my head!  I used the edge of the palette knife to put in these stems.  At first I was careful, but in the end it all came out a bit abstract expressionist : )

Small Sunflower 6″ x 6″

© Anita C. Miller,  "Small Sunflower", 6" x 6" oil on gessobord, click here to purchase with PayPal

© Anita C. Miller

This little painting was inspired by a recent trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden.  While painting this, I realized that I love the contrast of the dark central void with the bright corona of petals and spiky flower parts.