This painting is based on sunflowers that were growing near an old house in town. They were taller than I am and looked so beautiful moving in the slight breeze. This photo shows the initial lay in of color using Antwerp Blue, Daniel Smith & Holbein Naples Yellow, Quin. Burnt Orange, and Quin. Magenta. The reason for the two brands of Naples yellow is that Holbein Naples Yellow is a truer yellow where Daniel Smith's leans toward red. The difference in the two brands can be seen in lower large flower.