Sunday, 7 February 2016

Daffodils in Watercolour 2016

Daffodil Dance
Daffodils coming to life in stunning vibrant yellow shades. 

I have decided nothing beats the feeling of working with simple Cadmium Yellow.  I can experiment all I like with every single new shade of yellow under the sun by a large number of watercolour manufacturers but when it comes to painting daffodils Cadmium Yellow seems to be the reigning champion for me.

Its' bold, strong and says exactly what I want to say by my just creating abstract shapes which can be added to with green foliage and hints of orangein places for extra warmth.

Now is the time to paint Spring flowers in UK and I am having a blast!

I started this morning going through my treasure chest of watercolour tubes. Many given to me on my travels. I am having a Spring clean in my studio and it feels wonderful. So over the next few blog posts there may be some old favourites and some new colours being mentioned.
 

Watch this space!


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4 comments:

Leigh Pogue said...

I love love your watercolor techniques. You're always a breath of fresh air. Inspiring me to try new colors and just go with my heart. Your second book is my favorite I think. I have learned a lot from it. Getting looser has been so freeing for me.
While you are spring cleaning, this starving artist in training, would take any colors or paper you decide to discard. Please recycle. Haha. I'll be glad to pay postal charges. Thanks again, Leigh ( avid admirer).

Pat Wolfson said...

Do you recommend DS Cad Yellow Light, Medium or Deep hue?

Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

Hi Pat, I love Cadmium Yellow Deep, it gives a great glow to my work and is my favourite!

Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

Hi Leigh, I'm afraid I often use every scrap of paint but I loved your reply!