Yesterday, I went to a cookout on Swan Pond in Maine. They had a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers on the table, and it’s inspiring me to get back to drawing from nature. Sunflowers are one of my favorites. Vincent van Gogh is one of my all time favorite artists, and he’s had a huge impact on my work.

I’m always on the lookout for flowers to photograph, because I can never have enough reference material to use when I draw and paint flowers. So, when I saw this bouquet, I couldn’t resist snapping some photos of it.