My kids were off to the county fair with their grandparents today.
With the extra little bit of time, I created this 9×12 daisy painting, but I also went back and added the shadows & detail to the 4 other flower paintings in this series. So now I am all caught up! I even got to photograph my work during daylight hours so that the colors are true. Woo Hoo! I just love a day when I feel like I’ve made a little headway.
It was sad to find that all of my daisies in the garden are officially gone. Just last week I picked a bouquet, not realizing it was the last, until next year. The bittersweet chill is in the air. Summer is winding down. In the photo up above was the only remnant of a daisy I could find. I pretty much had to improvise for this painting.
It’s also the only painting in the series that has a background. I knew I had to come up with something to communicate a white flower, yet I still wanted it to tie in with the other paintings. I think it was a happy middle ground. I love the different personalities of each of the vases. It gives each still life its own character. I’m loving them as a group.
I have a few more in me, I have to make my windowsill series complete!