Nine to fifteen

More flowers opened today so I added them to my concertina sketchbook. This time I painted them in gouache, but pale yellow on white paper is difficult, plus this is really not a nice surface for gouache either. I think ink might be the best way to go on this, but I will continue using it until all 200 bulbs bloom.

I’ll also combine all the sections in Photoshop, like this below, so you can see what the whole book looks like. When it’s done I’ll probably be able to paper a room with this 360° spring garden!

14 Comments on “Nine to fifteen”

  1. Lynn U says:

    Such a beautiful way to document the grand entrance and personality of each flower! Ambitious planting 200 bulbs and even more so painting them all!


  2. Bernadette says:

    Yes, I agree. Using ink line gives the flowers a better, sharper image.That being said, day 2 looks like the daffodils are in full sun. How could that be wrong?


  3. Charles Elliott Friedman says:

    Beautiful, as always. Thank you


  4. Northern Traveller says:

    Hi Shari – I love the yellow gouache! But then I’m a big gouache fan since taking your class :).


  5. Laura Kate says:

    Wonderful. It’s like a little story of spring unfolding in your backyard.


  6. Judy Sopher says:

    Beautiful painting of daffodils. I love ink and watercolor but these are just lovely. The use of gouache is perfect. I’m still jealous as ur daffodils are yet in bud-no flowers.


  7. taatule says:

    So lovelyt! It might encourage me to try out gouache…


  8. Nice painting of Daffodils. ours are out too. I did a really quick Pitt Pastel drawing of the ones in our backyard yesterday!


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