Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Defining a Word Through Fine Art

I'm using this blog post to bring attention to the fine art world on Etsy by choosing one word and posting how different artists present it through their work. This week I have made the executive decision to look at only the photographers who have shops on Etsy.
A sunflower is a well-known flower, and a vegetable. Sunflowers attract birds, and people can eat their seeds and use the flower's oil for cooking. There is a lot to learn about this diverse plant, including the variety of species and growing instructions.
Uses: American Indians had multiple uses for sunflowers in the past, such as in bread, medicinal ointments, dyes and body paint.
Varieties: Sunflowers can be anywhere from 2 to 20 feet. Some have flowers that look like daisies blooming. Most sunflowers have one large bloom, but some varieties have more than one head.

Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance brilliance in a sunflower 

by judemcconkey
Awash - 8x12 Fine Art Photograph

And They Bow to the Goddess Of Winter
by RobEastman
And they bow to the Goddess Of Winter - 8x10 fine art print from the award winning photographer

Notecard Gazing Ball Sunflowers
by kelleygirlimages
Notecard Gazing Ball Sunflowers
Close Up, Sepia Toned Photograph of Sunflower
by postporterphotoworks
Close Up, Sepia Toned Photograph of Sunflower

Watering Cans
by YannPendaries
Watering cans - Original Signed Numbered Fine Art Photography Print 6x6 (15x15cm)
August Storm
by dahliahousestudios
August storm , Original Signed Art Photograph 8.5x11 inches

Sunny Board
by kjnosal
Sunny Board- 8x10 Photo

Vase of Sun
by FromMyEye
Vase of Sun - Signed, Matted and Mounted 5x7 Fine Art Photograph
Frozen Sunflower
by BlackDogs
Frozen Sunflower - 10x13 Fine Art Photography Print
Winter Bloom
by moonangelnay
Winter Bloom 8x8 Inch Square Fine Art Photo

Warmth of the Sun
by milemarker
Warmth of the Sun - 8x12 photograph

The Walk
by thePhotoZoo
the walk

Winter Sunflowers
by KleinCollection
Winter Sunflowers

Sunflower Study 03
by dorndorf

Sunflower Study 03


  1. These are so beautiful. What inspiring images.

    Thank you for sharing these! :) T.

  2. What a beautiful feast for the eyes just love love love your work :0)

  3. how lovely of you to include my "winter bloom" in this collection of sunflowers. all the other work is fab I've really enjoyed looking through them and grateful to be part of the collection! Thanks again!

  4. Beautiful images and I love the contrast between the sunflowers in winter and summer. Thank you Sue!

  5. My favorite flower - such beautiful selections here. Wonderful post :)

  6. Beautiful sunflower collection. The last one took my breath away. Gorgeous light and depth.

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  7. Wow, an amazing collection of images. Thank you!