A bag of sunflower seed had been sitting in a drawer for many years, waiting for a good time to sow. Summer 2020 it finally arrived. Exciting, because would they still bloom in time, before the winter season? They did! Beautiful little sunflowers colored the late fall with cheerful yellow. When it started to freeze I took the last flowers (in their little pots) inside. Finally I arranged them in my yellow vase. It was a mess and I enjoyed it immensely. It reminded me of paintings by Van Gogh. Of course I had to take photos (lots of them!). And of course I had to edit one digitally. Et voilà, an image that appears to be made with colored pencils, and in it three sunflowers are left extremely sharp, with bright colors.
This artworks is offered by Susan Hol
Since about 1974, I have been involved almost daily in photography, drawing (charcoal, graphite, conté, chalk, ink), painting, watercolour and/or collage making. In all these branches of visual work, I have tried a lot, found my own way, but also often had lessons from various professionals. In everything I make, I pay particular attention to form and colour, composition, shadow and light. Sometimes this makes the image very minimalistic, other times it is enormously rich. They are almost always small settings that tell a story. My approach in my work is: back to basics, the place of peace and quiet from which things grow and appear in daylight. I have been exhibiting occasionally since 1990. Would you like to know more about me? Then click on one of the green buttons below.