Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 24, 2016 ~ Spring Is on Its Way

Spring Is on Its Way ~ Daffodils
Paper Paint, Pencils, and Pens ~  Bi-Weekly Art Prompt ~ Flowers

My favorite little flowers in spring are my daffodils and because of the warm weather this week they are popping their greenery out of the soil. I have them in all shades of yellow and in all sizes. I’ll go out with my scissors to cut them to bring in the house, and then feel guilty for cutting them. This is my first attempt at trying to capture them on paper and to get the trumpet tops to look like they are above the petals. You can see where I did have some difficulty bleeding the colors, but I hope that will improve sooner than later.  The picture is done with watercolor pencils and light pencil sketching.


  1. you can, you can!
    Herzlich Pippa

  2. Hello Genie
    Your painted daffodils are beautiful, I look forward to spring.
    A nice day for you.

  3. Very nice painted, your are talented.

  4. So pretty! You are a talented artist! Still winter here so these daffodils are like a breath of fresh air!

  5. I love the Daffodils too. The valley is full of blooming ones now. You did an excellent job on capturing them. MB

  6. Hi Genie, love your beautiful daffodils, spring is on the way when we see these in the garden.
    You asked me about texture paste, I use modeling paste from Pebeo or grunge paste from Paper Artsy. Both are a bit like ready made filler paste we use for cracks in walls. Its spread on the page or pushed though a stencil and then left to dry. The metal bits are left over from when I made cards, charms etc and finds from rummage bins at craft or second hand fairs. Even the my husbands washers and cogs aren't safe when I find them.
    Hope this helps.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Genie, I really like this. I think it is fantastic.

  8. Hiya, I started my art blog, thanks to you.
    It'll be fun to compare notes.

  9. I like your drawing so much. Daffodils were always my favorite flower , but I never see them in bloom any more, because they don't bloom in Florida (this part of it anyway); and by the time we get home they are gone (my daughter told me this week that hers were in about the same stage yours are already). Homesick!

  10. You've drawn the daffodils quite wonderful, very beautiful! These flowers I like in spring always too, because they nod always so happy with their heads! Ulrike