Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Daffodils & Yellow Jugs

I wanted to paint something with more colour than my recent work, so I chose these pale yellow daffodils which were in a yellow jug my Grandma once gave me. 
I tried various other objects to complete the still life arrangement, and, once I'd settled on these items I realised that the small jug on the left was once my other grandmother's and my Mum gave me the small yellow one at the front of the compostion!

I discovered that it is very difficult to paint shadows on yellow objects without losing the yellow, as a result I don't think this has as much light and dark contrast on the objects as I would have liked to acheive...

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Creative Recycling

For a variety of reasons I have not had time to paint for the past four weeks, however I have found some time to be creative in other ways...

2 old pairs of curtains = a revamped headboard, 2 floor cushions and a throw
in our recently re-decorated spare bedroom!!

Hoping to be back at my desk this Weds...just looking for some inspiration!