Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunflower Seeds


Watercolor painting of sunflower seeds and a little information on the use of sunflower seeds, after all all those wonderful flowers start here.

For commercial purposes sunflower seeds are classified by the pattern on the seed husk.If they are solid black they are used for oil and bird feed.If the Hull is striped like the ones I have painted they are used for food because they are low in oil content.Sunflower seeds can be sprouted and used in salads.

Sunflower sprouts are produced using the methods one would use for most seeds. Begin with hulled seeds, soak overnight in water. Then drain off the loose inner hulls (important!), and put the soaked seed in the sprouting environment - jars, cloth, or commercial sprouter, for about 1 day. Removing the inner hulls is very important, as if left in, they will spoil and ruin your batch of sprouts. The sprouting environment can be glass jars with plastic screen lids (propped up at 45 degree angle), or the seed can be placed between damp cotton washcloths, on flat-bottomed bowls or saucers.

Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Seeds, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Sunflower Seeds
5x8
watercolor on 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 8 in X 5 in (20.3 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $50 USD


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

White Petunias

White Petunias is a paint the garden of graceful flower shapes. This painting is nothing like O'keeffee's "Purple Petunia". Like Georgia O'keeffee I take my own ideas into my flower paintings and create paintings that are organic and colorful.

White Petunias
White Petunias, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
White Petunias
12x9
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Sail Boats

Sail Boats
Sail Boats, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

The most common sail boat is the sloop,which features one mast and two sails: a main sail and a fore sail.
Sail Boats
5x8
watercolor on 200lb coldpressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $50 USD

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yellow Sunflower Fields

Yellow Sunflower Fielda
Yellowf Sunflower Fielda, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

If you ever get the idea that there is nothing to see in North Dakota, you need to think again. You would be missing the beauty and color of miles and miles of yellow sunflower fields on a backdrop of blue sky.


Yellow Sunflower Fields
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper


Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sunflower No2

Sunflower No 2
Sunflower No 2, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:


Sunflower No 2
Sunflower Symbolism

Sunflowers are symbolic of adoration. Sunflowers turn their heads to the sun, which is the origin of their common name. Sunflowers belong to the genus helianthus, a reference to Helios, the sun god.



A watercolor painted on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper.

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunflowers No2

Sunflowers No1
Sunflowers No1, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Sunflowers No. 1
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper


I am painting a series of sunflowers.The first is in watercolors and then I will paint small oils move on to larger watercolors, and finsh the series with very large oils.

Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Lawn Chairs- SOLD

We have several of these old metal chairs at the beach at my Moms house. Each one is a different color because Mom always uses the left over paint for something. So we kind of have a RAINBOW of color on the beach.

Lawn Chairs
Lawn Chairs, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Lawn Chairs
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper

Media: watercolor

Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
SOLD

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Good Read- sold

A Good Read
A Good Read, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting: I spent the day at my lake cottage. I like to get a cold drink or a cup of tea pull up a chair and a good book and relax by the lake. This day was spent mowing lawn and general spring cleaning so I will let my painting relax and read while I finish the odds and ends that must be done here before summer kick ins.
A Good Read
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb coldpressed watercolor papaer

Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
SOLD

Friday, June 5, 2009

Oriental Poppies

Oriental Poppies
Oriental Poppies, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Oriental Poppies
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble
Bubble Trouble, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Bubble Trouble
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
9x12

Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Crocus No2

Crocus No2
Crocus No2, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Crocus No2
watercolor on 140lb coldpressed watercolor paper
12x9

Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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