We are lucky to live in an area where most of the land is good agricultural land. I consider myself a gardener of esthetic crops. Sunflowers and Pumpkins being on the top of that list. During a good year; when we don't head west to spend time with dad, my well weeded sunflowers can reach 11 feet tall. Painting them is a challenge, like painting the folds in fabric. It's satisfying to grow something and then have it become your subject matter.