There were bunches of daffodils available in the grocery store over Easter. I thought I would grab a bunch and use them in a still life. Here is my set-up for today.
Here is my sketch.
I have blocked in the colour now.
I have drawn in the pattern for the background.
Before I start painting in the pattern, I mix piles of the colours. This way I don’t have to stop and mix paint as I go.
The colours are added to the pattern.
finished background detail
With the stems done, I begin painting the daffodils.
More progress on the daffodil bouquet.
close-up of more daffodils
The daffodils are done now and I have started on the jug.
Above is the finished painting with the still life set-up. I would have shared more of the painting process, but I got stuck in the zone and forgot to document the rest of the steps. Sorry about that. Well, I think this painting is very cheery and Spring-like and no stripes this time. Overall, I think it has a lovely feel to it.