Sunflowers #3 in the Series

All of the sunflower paintings in this series were done with acrylics.I think that the most important thing to remember when starting a painting is the location of the light source.  Where is the light coming from?  Most of the time I like for the light to come from the left side.  The second question I always ask myself is “Where is the focal point?”  It is better to have only one focal point, and to emphasize one plane:  The foreground, or the middle, or the background.