Sunflower painting with three feelings
Today, I completed three feelings of sunflowers.
Especially Koreans like sunflower paintings. The yellow of sunflowers is similar to the color of gold. Above all, the bright yellow light and the energy of its color illuminate the dark surroundings like a candle, giving the impression that everything will be well and well in the future.
I mainly drew sunflowers with acrylic and digital, but this time I tried with watercolor.
For the first time, sunflowers are seen moving in the wind and rain. The sun is shining, but suddenly the clouds come and it rains. The sunflower in the picture keeps her head fixed desperately toward the sun. Sunflowers know. The rain and wind will pass in an instant and the brilliant sun will rise again. The wind blows, but like the flower language of pride, the sunflower keeps its place and never retreats.
The sunflower that survived the storm is covered with scars here and there. But the bright pink sun shines, and the yellow sunflower keeps its place even more beautiful.
And finally the season of the bright sun has come. The sunflowers again tilt their heads towards the sun. Brilliant light pours down over the sunflowers.
The yellow symbolizes happiness, warmth and sunshine in most cultures and these are characteristics of the yellow sun and its effects.
Above all, yellow attracts people's attention at once because of its strong and vivid energy. In other words, it has a unique aura to gather energy dispersed outside into one. The closer you get to yellow, the more you can focus on your inner self, away from the complexities of your surroundings.
This characteristic of yellow is actually contrary to the behavior of sunflowers. Sunflowers mainly orient towards the sun. In fact, it is not the sunflower flower that follows the sun, but the upper part of the stem before it blooms. Sunflower stem ends face east in the morning and west in the afternoon at sunset.
Sunflowers, which are heavily influenced by the outside like this, ironically have a yellow color that gathers energy inside. Personally, I feel like maybe the sunflower wanted to make the energy of the sun its own. Maybe that's why the yellow color of sunflowers feels the energy of the sun.
Sunflowers like this seem like a good analogy to a pattern in life. We, who are constantly being influenced by external influences, also want to make it our own energy. But it's not always the sunny day. Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself and create energy without relying on the sun.
Sunflowers are handling this process so well. When I look around, I realize that even a little sunflower has a lot of life lessons.
Myungja Anna Koh