Daffodil Wash : March 2016
Gorgeous spring flowers starting to appear in the early stages of a new painting of daffodils.
I have been away so long from my blog and have so much exciting news to share but this morning I couldn't wait to simply paint. So please excuse me from catching up with fabulous news as I truly had the urge to move my brushes rather than type today!
I woke to gorgeous sunshine and a beautiful variety of daffodils are blooming in my cottage garden. After my recent trip to Daniel Smith Art Store where I was teaching workshops I have fantastic new colours to try out, and of course share here.
I eagerly picked a few daffodils that had been knocked down by heavy rain and winds , bringing them into my studio to work from as inspiration.
Daffodil selection from my garden
Next I lay a few tubes of Daniel Smith colours out next to the real flowers and chose which worked best for me. I wanted to gain a strong feeling of sunshine and the season. Spring is a time of new life and energy so this is important to capture in my finished piece. The colours I choose will lift spirits and cheer me on future rainy days which in UK are many!
Here are the shades I chose.
Five Daniel Smith shades which are great for painting daffodils!
Permanent Orange . Great for the glowing flower centres.
Azo Yellow. Stunning for the yellow petals.
Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue. Perfect for adding glow as a glaze or simply deep petals sections.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine : For the petal tips and for the foliage
Pthalo Yellow Green. Perfect for Spring foliage and this shade truly glows!
I have many new shades from my recent tour of Canada and USA to share . And lots of new ideas too.
But for now its time for me to get painting again but I hope to add to my blog very soon!