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.

2 comments:

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!