Wednesday, 20 February 2008

David's Daffodils

Pencil on paper, 30x43cm: Pencil doesn't photo very well but I hope you get the idea of this spray of daffs. Working in the studio with these flowers in a vase I let the joy of their trumpeting form guide my hand and while I am happy to let the line stand against in part against plain white paper I also want to show the flowers with a dark background to make them stand out.
Neocolour on paper, 43x59cm: I love these pastel-like colours and am always very happy working with them. They make good strong marks and can be over-laid with other colours, or just white, to modify the base colour and give a wider range of more subtle colouring - something I am not generally renowned for!
Neocolour on paper, 30x43cm: A closer view of these fabulous, happy smiling flowers.
Acrylics on paper, 43x59cm: A loose interpretation of the same bunch in acrylics this time trying to vary the background by introducing shadow forms on the wall behind.


Andrea Kobayashi 小林アンドレア said...

It's working well with the acrylics particularly. I like the saturation of the acrylic yellow for the daffs and the grey b.g., it gives a very strong image.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Thank you very much Andrea.
With that fine comment I will probably go back and finish the painting now!