2008 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 inches "Three Sunflowers" is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by artist Michael Arnold. Sunflowers are such vibrant subject matter, but have short lives. I wanted to give life to these three very different sunflowers. Sunflowers are the chameleons of the botanical world. There are hundreds of different varieties, colors and shapes. The center of the sunflower in the lower quadrant of the painting is my favorite center I have painted even though it is not that realistic. I also really liked the upper left sunflower and the way the disc floret seems almost alive as the future seeds wiggle in the sky. The soft tones give the painting a peaceful natural feel. Be sure to look at the additional views to see the details on the ring in the center of the flower.