For many years, my primary painting medium was water colors. Last Fall I decided I'd like to explore working with acrylics. I wanted to play with texture and have more freedom to revise a work in progress. "Sunflower Pie" was one of my first works on gallery stretched canvas. I based it on a doodle I worked in Sharpie marker & watercolor. I love the way sunflowers make me feel when I see them. The colors are so happy and the centers get my imagination going. I was working on the finishing touches of the painting when I realized the area between the petals and the center reminded me of a crimped pie crust - and there you have it - "Sunflower Pie".