Oil on panel, 12 x 9″ (larger)
In between a million (well, maybe 25) other things this weekend I made another attempt at painting these daffodils from life. I don’t think I’ve nailed it yet, and was amused by how the flower on the right turned into anything but a miniature daffodil like it’s sisters on the left. It just kept growing and growing but I let it because I liked it.
There’s a lot I still need to learn and figure out (having to do especially with the effects of light but also how to set up a still life with more interesting background) but I’m happy enough with my progress. If you’d like to see the steps of painting this, click “Continue Reading” below.
Step one and two, with initial sketching in blue pastel pencil and then thinned paint.
Step 3 starting to add some colors.
…and more color. And then I guess I stopped taking photos between here and the end.