Today was spent in the studio dreaming of warmer days, Hence my sunflower painting. Actually its one of those days when it is a good time to study various approaches to oil painting in preparation to when we are out there painting on location. The colors in the photo appear so much greener than it is, could be do to poor lighting. This is an 11x14 oil on mdf toned board. I used the Brian Ryder approach of an under painting, using burnt sienna. Also made up a batch of textured gesso as per Brian Ryder.