Daffodil Dance

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!

0 thoughts on “Daffodil Dance

  1. Bridget Hunter says:

    This is purely a personal response – but I am drawn to the later picture because its not drawn! I think the image is softer and gives the daffs more importance – and they’re so well painted.

  2. Raena says:

    They are both beautiful! But I think it’s funny how people are drawn to different things. Me, I’m drawn more to the one with lines. Don’t know why. Maybe I’m just partial to them!

  3. Paloma Chaffinch says:

    Now I’ve learned two new words – oozled and wazzled, neither of which appear on Wikipedia by the way 🙂 I love this painting – the colours are so vibrant. I also love the original ink and watercolour.

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