June 24, 2016

A Little Sunshine for Stormy Europe

Good morning my Lovelies.  Welcome.  It's raining here at the moment, but nothing like the storms and rain some parts of Europe are receiving at the moment.  I'm sending this bouquet of sunflowers to all of you who are drenched, waterlogged, sick of thunder, lightening and just plain weary of the whole scene. Hope it will remind you that somewhere under those clouds there really is a sun!

I'm linking up to Paint Party Friday  where the theme is all about the garden.  I adore sunflowers.  This painting was done not long before I left Mexico.

"A Sunflower Day", oil on canvas, by Donna Parker

Rain, rain, go away.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Always lovely to see you and read your comments.  Do hope you have sunshine in your area for the weekend so you can enjoy the outdoors and your garden.

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." ― Helen Keller


  1. Wonderful painting, really full of sunshine, so lovely. BIG hugs from thundery Rhineland, Valerie

  2. Beautiful vase of flowers. They are so cheery and bright. You really got a lot of depth to the petals. :) Erika

  3. this is a stunning sunflower painting filled with sunshine! I really love this!

  4. Sooo beautiful! Love the rich colors.
    Have a great day!

    Nora Clemens-Gallo

  5. Gorgeous! The scuttlebut on the local bus yesterday was that we are in for MONTHS of hot, hot weather beginning very soon. Are you ready?

    Love, Edye

  6. A favorite painting! What is it about sunflowers that bring out the smiles? Take care and look for the sun.

  7. Perfect quote
    perfectly lovely sunflowers you painted dear Donna!
    You and your artwork are always like brilliant rays of sunshine.
    Happy beginning of the weekend dear one

  8. Oh my sweet Donna - such divine talent! This is beautiful and the vase looks like it has been sculpted. Yes Sugar, you were born to paint. This rivals any painting of Sun Flowers I have ever seen in a museum. I wish I lived near you Sugar - I would trade house keeping and cooking for painting lessons. Of all your paintings - this is my most favorite!!!!!
    Love you Kid!!!
    sandy xx

  9. Love the deep rich vase with the burst of sunshine. Lovely.

  10. Wow, so vibrant, it reminds me of Van Gogh.

    Love and hugs

  11. my favourite colour combination by a mile... this is fabulous

  12. We have sunshine and I am off to the Farmer's Market very soon. Wouldn't it be great to find some sunflowers as beautiful as yours:-)

  13. Oh, this is a GORGEOUS painting, Donna! Love the colours and the happiness of it.

  14. Too stunning for words.... love it! You did a great job!

    Hugs Giggles

  15. Thank you for all the sunshine and flowers. This is a such a lovely painting. Have a very nice weekend.

  16. This is so beautiful Donna......the colors are so bright and cheerful. You are so talented Donna. Hope you have a great week..

  17. At first glance when I saw the title I was thinking of stormy as in turmoil and not weather - but it works anyway - your painting is absolutely gorgeous Donna and what with the awful weather here and the 'other stuff' :( it really brought a smile to my face :) thank you x
    Hope your week is full of sunshine and lovely things..
    Gill xx

  18. Such a wonderful painting with such brilliant colours to brighten any dull day. Sunflowers always look so happy

    Love Chrissie xx

  19. A beautiful painting of the sunflowers, they have for sure brightened my day.
    Yvonne xx

  20. I also love sunflowers and have some of them planted in my backyard and they are beautiful to look at. Your painting is wonderful with the perfect color strokes and dispersion of colors.