Okay, I am officially in withdrawal from lack of vegetation and getting out on location! Although the days are getting warmer and melting has begun, we still have piles of snow. So when I saw these little beauties in the grocery store I snapped them up and toted them home.
Of course they would have to be painted! They reminded me of little bursts of sunshine. I loved their cheery presence on my window sill in mid afternoon. My segment of painting time would be short as the light would not stay constant for long.
I chose a new size surface for me–5×5 in. It was a perfect size to use to paint these miniature daffodils. I used Terra Rosa oil paint to give a thin wash of color on the overall surface. Then I began to feel my way through the placement of the flowers with a small brush the same color on a wet surface.
I was able to paint the flowers and background before the light really began to change. Now I just have to wait for the next sunny day to continue bringing my subject to life in paint! My session was like therapy today–bringing joy and sunshine into my day.
Hoping these cheerful little daffodils make you smile today as well!