Monday, March 15, 2010

Daffodils


Daffodils
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Though the day started with heavy downpours, we had a bit of sun that turned into a cloudy, overcast day with temps remaining warm. As a result, the spring blooms have started their rebirthing -- maples and hickories are showing clouds of swelling buds in reds and pinks, the fuzzy softness of pussy willows are expanding, the buds of my jasmine are showing yellow, and finally the daffodils in my neighborhood are swaying in the breezes.

I decided to try a softer approach to the daffs - giving this perspective more of a natural look rather than a dramatic approach. I painted to the refrains of C's bluegrass jam ... nice company!

It's off to another intense week at work -- it seems they're all that way lately, doesn't it?

Hope your Monday is bright!

3 comments:

Joan said...

Oooooooh!!! This feels so sunny and warm!!! Wonderful job on the color and shading! We have nothing in bloom outdoors yet...I can't wait!

Lorraine said...

Oh what vibrant and luscious colors to brighten my dreary day. Beautiful detail and shading and the shapes are perfect! Thanks so much for this breath of spring now that we are back in cold temps.
Hope your week goes well.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

Beautiful and bright and so springy!!!