18 March 2011

March daffodils

Every now and again I like to have a go at something completely different. I've been doing a lot of portraits and life drawing over the last few months, so I thought I'd get the acrylics out and paint some flowers from life.

Bought these from the market a few days ago - they were all still tight buds, but now they're fully open. The thing I love about acrylics is the intensity of the colours - there's nothing delicate about these daffodils ;-)

Acrylic on canvas board, 8 by 12", painted from life (with quite a lot of artistic licence!) Click the image to see the (much nicer) bigger version.


  1. Very Van Gogh! I absolutely love them!

  2. That's what I love about acrylics--also the clean up. I also love daffodils. From your painting, they make you as happy as they make me.

  3. Thanks Pat - my other half made that Van Gogh comment too!

    I agree about the clean up Linda. It's what puts me off trying oils... And yes, daffodils make me happy too :-)


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