Girl with a Sunflower


Girl with a Sunflower – 14 x 18 inch acrylic on stretched canvas (SOLD, thank you!)

One of my last paintings of 2017 is one of my favorite paintings I’ve ever done. Not quite the style and color combination I am usually known for, this has more of a Dutch Masters feel to it. And there’s a reason for that. I have seen the floral beauty that has been creating for a while and when I saw a photo of the beautiful model, Sam Coupillie, with this pose, I knew I wanted to paint this portrait.

Many thanks to Emily and Suzanne of Fleuropean, Kreetta Järvenpää, Anna Doshina, and Sam Coupillie, for your permission to use a remarkable photograph. I hope I did it justice!


More portraits are available in my Etsy shop 


  1. I love her soulful face Roberta. I am trying to learn to paint like this. I am currently taking Paint Your Heart & Soul 2018 with Olga Furman and Life Book 2018.I have also taken In Love with Soulful Art with Annie Hamman.& watercolour course with Katrina Knoltes .Hopefully someday I will be as good as all. of these artists.

    1. Thank you so much, Dianne! When I saw the girl in the photo, I knew I wanted to paint her. I think a whole year of “Let’s Face It” classes, helped me to get to the point where I could do a portrait like that. I also love Annie Hamman’s classes too, she is a wonderful teacher! I have not taken Paint Your Heart and Soul, or Life Book, so I would love to hear about your experiences in those classes.

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