Almost every year, my parents fill their front flower beds full of zinnias, it is always such a beautiful sight, I enjoy sitting on their rocking chairs and admiring them. I think Zinnias are fascinating to watch develop- each stage is so exciting, and then to top it off they last so long.
I actually painted this painting a couple of years ago, and I have a confession to make : I painted it over one of my former students' painting. My student had given me the painting (the painting had been painted as an assignment) My husband and I had just moved and I wanted to paint, but we hadn't unpacked my studio yet... I found the painting and painted over it.
I started this painting out in acrylic, and I actually painted quite a while in acrylic (until I finally unpacked my oils) then I finished it up in oil. It is one of my favorite paintings. I love the color combinations, for me, that is one of the things I love most about painting- putting colors next to each other - that excites me.