Here's another experiment, this time in watercolour, trying to capture these damned elusive daisies:
Watercolour on rough paper, 50x32cm: "Shasta Patch"; What I'm trying to do is capture the feeling of these long thin stalks reaching for the sky and swaying in the breeze. I also have another image developing in oils but that's for another posting when I think I definitely can't do anything else with it. Meanwhile, I set up my travelling easel in the garden with a little side table to lay out my paintbox and waterpot and painted this while the daisies swayed about in the wind. I purposefully set the board at a very acute angle (-85deg) so that the applications of watercolour would streak downwards and just laid on bold brushstrokes heavy with colour.
I know I haven't yet achieved my objective but this is another step along the way and I had some fun doing it!