Never too many daffodils
The fun part about drawing and painting flowers is that I get to study their anatomy as well as observe how the sun casts light and shadows on them. It’s interesting to note how petals unfurl while stems and buds pop out of places and bend into shape. My bright, sunlit deck was the backdrop for these daffs, and the shadows they formed had a life of their own and were wonderful to paint. Really, the darkest part of the image was among the stems and petals—almost as dark as the soil—but I couldn’t bear to darken the teals and turquoises as I was enjoying the color so much. I even broke out the cadmium red for the interior of the daffodils.
Watercolor and graphite
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 14″ x 21″