All over daisies

I missed my opportunity to paint the daisies in their prime when they were upright, bright white, and had petals open to face the sun. Now they are shriveled, brownish and flopping over. Maybe that makes them more interesting.

In a composition like this it’s hard to find a focus, but I knew that when I started. Instead I tried to tie them together with a darker background that shifted from red (that’s a purple smokebush on the left) to green to dirty yellow. Painted with a limited palette of Hansa Yellow, Hooker’s Green and Alizarin Crimson, with a little blue for the shadows on the petals.

6 Comments on “All over daisies”

  1. …simply and utterly delightful–breezy, immediate, all of summer distilled down to a fresh display of pure pleasure. Thank you!


  2. Lori Zajic says:

    Looks like my daisies 😂

    Sent from my iPad Lori Bryan Zajic All things interior



  3. Chris Rusk says:

    love ‘em 🙂


  4. Heather Kembel says:

    This is beautiful! What order to you paint everything in?

    Heather Kembel



  5. Marilyn Hansen says:

    Love this. Daisies are such a happy flower! I like the limited palette. So much we can do with so little.


  6. A marvellous and clever approach and excellent result!




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