Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Daffodils, In Progress


Using a reference photo provided by Lil from Painting Friends online group for the Friday Foto challenge, I set the timer for 20 minutes and painted this 5" x 7" watercolor painting. The timer will be set again for 20 minutes to see how far this painting can be developed within that time frame.  I already know there will be some petal adjusting, negative space painting and a bit of rearranging in the background. 

6 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

It's beautiful right now without any adjustments at all. In fact, it's breathtaking!

Celeste Bergin said...

the timer is our friend!

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, I don't know if this is good or bad...you are making me soooo want to see some sign of spring and it's too early...and still cold and snowy and yuck outside. I guess I can just look at this lovely painting and know that spring will come...some day.

Ann Buckner said...

Sandy, thank you! Coming from you that means a lot.

Celeste, I agree, the timer is a friend and so glad it is now a part of my painting paraphernalia.

Rhonda, I know what you mean when seeing Spring flowers and realizing that Winter is still with us for a few more months. Still they brighten the day and makes Spring feel closer, doesn't it.

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Ann, I like the first 'draft' of your of your daffodils even more than the later version - so fresh and spontaneous, just like daffodils!

Regarding the timer - mine is a CD! When I do a 'proper' painting, as opposed to a design, I always put on a CD (usually Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto) and if I'm not finishing by the final bars of the music, I've probably taken too long and it will have become overworked.

Ann Buckner said...

There is a lot I liked too about the fresh, spontaneity of the first 20 minutes of the daffodil painting. I just pleased you enjoyed it.

Good idea using music as a timer.