This is my first acrylic painting for 2016, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Mainly because I didn't fret over it, and painted it rather loose and easy, and didn't sweat the small stuff.
I roughly sketched in the flower, and then, layered on a textured medium on the centre and petals of the sunflower (here and there); on the leaves, and on the stalk. Not covering every bit, but touches of medium here and there, so that it has some dimension.
This close-up shows the impasto-like medium - I hope.
Acrylic painting on 17 x 13 inch board.