I ‘spose I could consider this as one of the 100 Portraits…a portrait of a flower, or two, or three. But I won’t. I’ve been spending so much time painting without pen lines, I wanted to revisit a previously drawn subject where I did paint with watercolor, but had the line work to depend on for the structure. When you don’t have lines, you have to depend on other things, such as color, values, and edges to express your subject. I’ve had this one propped up on my desk for a few weeks. I was trying out Arches hot press paper…and discovered that it isn’t my favorite. But the painting has grown on me, and I like the play of colors. I love paintings where it seems as if the artist dropped the watercolor onto the paper and it oozled and wazzled into an image…I think this has something of that look to it. The following is the line version of the above painting from a while back:
I hope your day is a daffodil dancing kind of day!