While staying at wonderful Petite Rousset near Eymet in the Dordgone region of France with Mike Bailey's in 2007, we were surrounded by fields of sunflowers. That summer Europe had lots of rain, but our group was blessed with almost non-stop sunshine. The sunflowers were in full bloom when usually they would be past their prime. I had fun painting this one. Mike has some wonderful paintings on his blog from that trip, a couple of which feature the amazing fields of sunflowers.