Spring always inspires, right? So I thought why not do one last floral to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
My friend, Nicola of pmp (a wonderful artist and photographer) recently took a photograph of a vase filled with daffodils. Immediately I saw the painting – by adding a window and billowing curtain, a tabletop and table leg, and texturing the back wall it came together in a nice way.
Freshness of Spring is an oil pastel (14×11) that was painted on a gesso prepared hardboard with mostly Sennelier and Holbeins oil pastels – love them both and were perfect for this piece. A great learning piece with many first time painting experiences: a table leg, window and billowing curtain. The daffodils were a little difficult to paint as they were 95% varying shades of yellow and Senneliers are a bit messy, so I decided to do this piece with a more painterly feel.
I hope you have a wonderful Spring as we say goodbye to “Ole Man Winter!”