In my usual way, I composted my worries and concerns over the lost collection of drawings started in Kansas City last fall, into a fresh approach to my portraits of some of my favorite sunflowers I've grown recently.


The first tryptic celebrating "Autumn Beauties!" and the second "Yellow Mandalas" are meditations and hundreds of brushstrokes attempting to create the layers and layers of flowers in bloom on a single sunflower. These first six paintings took two months to near the completion.



maillo tsuru

Sunflower Series

Spring Collection 2016

Portland, OR