How Many Sunflower Painting Van Gogh Did. Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas one in a series of sunflower oil paintings by vincent van gogh. One went to decorate his friend paul gauguin's bedroom.
Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas. The paintings were considered innovative for their use of the yellow spectrum, partly because newly invented pigments made new colours possible. All the paris paintings were created during august to september 1887.