At the grocery store the other day, they offered four bunches of daffodil buds for $5.00. Who could resist that, after a long cold winter? Though none were open yet, I had faith that they would open for me, and would fill my house with sunshine! And they have done just that.
There were from 10-12 flowers in each bunch, so I came home with about 40 or more flowers. I gave one bunch to the neighbors, so there are still about 30 in my bunch. I want to paint them, in spite of the fact that my watercolor teacher once said not to ever try to paint yellow flowers. Looking at all this brightness, I can see why she said that; how can one capture this sunshine in paint?
I did paint daffodils once before , in a small oil painting. I remember that it was a challenge to capture the yellow. But I am silly enough to want to try it again. In celebration of spring, I have added a print of the daffodil painting above to my Etsy shop.