Thursday, April 03, 2008
Bought a little pot of daffodils at the farm market, the kind with the orange trumpet and yellow petals, one of my favorites (I also like the ones with the white petals and orange-tipped yellow trumpets, but I never see them).
I did these three 5x7-ish studies freehand last night. Daffodils seems so hard to capture; maybe it's not just that they're yellow(!), but something in their attitude: delicate and jauntily aggressive at the same time.
I like painting flowers freehand--just starting with one and adding on. I try to include blooms facing in different directions and in different stages of openness, and hope for the best!