12" x 12"
This flower, Tithonia diversifolia, or commonly known as "MEXICAN SUNFLOWER" was growing in my mother-in-law's yard. I was struck by how such a large bush could come from such a little seed.
This flowering bush must have been at least 5 feet tall and even wider, and covered with brilliant orange blossoms which were heaven to the neighborhood butteries.
You have to zoom in a little to see the beauty of the flowers, as there is a lot of green leaves competing with the blossoms. Which is why my painting is a close-up of just one vibrant bloom.
If you ask me, Tithonia diversifolia is a pretty good bang for your buck. I think I will be planting my own patch of "Mexican Sunflowers" next summer!
-- Marie Scott, November 2013