I keep a sketchbook that I add to every year just for daffodil studies. I started because I had an aversion to painting yellow - I used to either get muddy non yellows or they looked so 'out of the tube' unnatural. Daffodils are a favourite flower of mine and I look forward to seeing the first blooms appear at the end of winter/beginning of spring. I see them as a promise of the warmer months to come and they brighten the darker greyer days.
These two sketches are where I left off last year in my daffodil sketchbook. More can be seen in my flickr album here .
Below is the first sketch of them for 2012, I am aiming to do some acrylic paintings this year.
|First daffodil sketch of the season.|
A4 acrylic on paper