Painting No. 22 - Three Daffodils

12" x 12" - Oil on Canvas Board

It's time for daffodils here in Georgia. You know spring is on the way when they start poking up and they are everywhere. Honestly, I thought this was going to be pretty easy - how hard could a daffodil be really? Well it was much harder than I thought (as usual).

The petals are so thin that the light goes through them and you get these translucent shapes where they meet. The shadows are not formed by the shape of the petal - it's this series of overlaps that make the shadows.

The other thing about this painting is that it's much larger than the ones I have been on working thus far. This is a 12" x 12" which is more than double the surface area of an 8" x 8". It was more of a challenge but it feels good to get into some larger paintings.


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