Daft about Daffodils

I was recently asked by my hairdresser who also sells may art would I paint some seasonal flowers. he particularly wanted daffs and so here are some I did recently – with the build up of washes to show you how I did it.

Early washes of Cadmium Lemon and the that same colour with a speck of Winsor Violet in it for a shadow colour on the yellow petals
Early washes of Cadmium Lemon and the that same colour with a speck of Winsor Violet in it for a shadow colour on the yellow petals

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Each was was allowed to dry before I rewet each petal and added stronger mixes of the same colours.

Here are some items that I created using the scanned originals – I hope to have captured the bright and fresh essence of each of the four daffodils I painted!

daff bag

daff clock

daff framedaff mug

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6 thoughts on “Daft about Daffodils

      1. Currently I’m doing a charcoal seascape for my Thursday drawing project, I worked a bit on it this weekend and am loving this medium. Several landscape scenes that I’m just starting in oil pastels – hope one to be done this week.

        You’d be happy to know that our daffodils are 4″+ high already, so I’m loving your theme.

      2. Will do Alison – my choice for medium is oil pastels, but charcoal has caught my eye and I’m enjoying the whole process of exploring. Will be posting the seascape charcoal this Thursday. Have a great rest of the week.

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