Tete-e-Tete Daffodils {a new painting}


20110414 Tete-e-Tete Daffodils 12x10
Tete-e-Tete Daffodils
{12" x 10" (30.5 x 25.4 cm) – oil on linen panel}

Last week I finished this painting, these miniture daffodils are my favorite because I like how delicate in scale they are. I have tried to paint them a few times this spring {here is one other success} and I have been playing with different backgrounds lately, and the mid value gray has been a fun experience. It is a cool neutral that works well with the warm and vibrant colors found in several spring flowers.

I also realize that reflections on glass are becoming a bit of a love affair for me. The edge quality and value contrast of the highlights and reflections seen on glass is a perceptual puzzle that I strive to capture in a convincing and interesting manner. Each time I paint reflections I observe different nuances that adds to my understanding and then each subsequent painting has a more developed highlight and reflection.

Have a wonderful evening/night, Liz