"Three Sunflowers" 2008 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 inches

Three Sunflowers original acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold“Three Sunflowers” is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold.

"Sunflowers are such vibrant subject matter, but have short lives. I wanted to give life to these three very different sunflowers. Sunflowers are the chameleons of the botanical world. There are hundreds of different varieties, colors and shapes. The center of the sunflower in the lower quadrant of the painting is my favorite center I have painted even though it is not that realistic. I also really liked the upper left sunflower and the way the disc floret seems almost alive as the future seeds wiggle in the sky. The soft tones give the painting a peaceful natural feel.

This original acrylic painting on canvas makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. This  acrylic painting is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with no staples showing. The original acrylic painting is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Three Sunflowers" acrylic painting is an original one of a kind signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The painting is delivered on a stretched canvas.  

This artwork was created using acrylic paint on a high quality wrapped canvas. Acrylic paint works very well on stretched canvas. When purchasing artwork many people aren't sure what the difference is between acrylic and oil paintings. The main difference between acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time.

Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly. The fast evaporation of water from the acrylic paint film can be slowed with the use of acrylic retarders. Retarders are generally glycol or glycerin-based additives. Oil paints tend to require the addition of a toxic solvent, such as mineral spirits or turpentine to thin the paints and clean up tools, though relatively recently water soluble oil paints have been developed for artist use. Secondly, oil paint films become increasing yellow and brittle, and will lose their flexibility in a few decades.

Acrylics can be used on many surfaces without a medium- layer. They allow sharp brush-strokes but also a more delicate shading, although it is more difficult to create a smooth change between different shades. They are usually very bright. Although the permanency of acrylics is sometimes debated by conservators, they appear more stable than oil paints.  

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Michael Arnold
Award winning Florida artist who created "Three Sunflowers"