"Sunflowers (3 1/2)"

pastel 13" x 10" 2001

My cousins Petit Georges and Chantal were such wonderful hosts. They drove us all around the picturesque area, and stopped whenever I called Arrete !, so that I could take a photo. This is a study of 3 1/2 sunflowers, right before my cousin Chantal cut them down to take home. Call the gendarmes, I kidded. Her hard-working friend, Paulettte, later gave her a good tongue-lashing for doing this, and she was suitably apologetic. However, we very much enjoyed the large vase of sunflowers. Next time we will purchase them.