Wednesday, April 7, 2010

D is for Daffodil - (a very early stage)

D is for Daffodil 60" x 50" acrylic on canvas A small study from two weeks ago.
this is what I have been messing with for a few days.

Jess kept squirming and moving. Partly to avoid the stink bugs and bumble bees, partly because she is 8 months pregnant.

When I started to work on this painting, I wrote down all of the artists I could think of whose last names began with a "D". I have no idea why. I played around with a few "E" names, but I wasn't into it. I looked across the yard to the chicken coop and saw the daffodils, and that was where this painting headed...D is for daffodils.

The scale and design of this small study (from two weeks ago) got me started on this idea.
(actually, that is not quite true. I have been working with/on these daffodil paintings for years and years. I wish that I could keep some fresh for a few months to allow for more development.)
Below is one study from early April 2009.

Daffodil study (2009) 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas