The Sunflower Art, Food and Wine Festival opens June 3rd and one of the highlights for me is painting one of the twenty street banners that hang on main street before the event.

This year I asked a beautiful friend to model for me and be my banner subject.  The painted area of the banner is 24" x 35" and begins with a heavy coat of gesso.  The canvas has to be carefully stretched since it is 100% cotton and likes to shrink when wet.

Stay tuned to see this project develop.  I am excited that my daughters are also painting banners this year and I will post some of their work, too.


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