Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring - Daffodil Sketch

Watercolor and micron 02 pen on Fabriano HP 5x7 inch

It is the first day of spring, at long last! I was running around doing errands this afternoon and came across these bright, sunshiny daffodils.

Here is the initial sketch:

Micron pen 02 on Fabriano HP paper

And here is the reference photo I took. These beautiful daffodils looked like a burst of sunshine in our neighbor's yard:

Bright cluster of daffodils on the first day of spring

Happy spring to everyone!


Sheila March 21, 2009 at 1:23 AM  

How much more spring can daffodils be. Love them and love your painting!

Melissa and Emmitt March 21, 2009 at 6:25 AM  

hi christine!
oh what a perfect way to celebrate the first day of spring!
i love your new painting!


Kevin March 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

hi christine,

beautiful photo and even more spectacular artistic rendition! Spring is in the air.

christine March 21, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

Thank you, Sheila, Melissa (and Emmitt) and Kevin! I'm so glad spring has arrived!

caseytoussaint March 21, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

Oh - I hadn't seen your post before I posted my daffodils! Yours are gorgeous - happy Spring!

Karen March 21, 2009 at 10:39 PM  

Very lovely and delicate!

Chocolate and Steel March 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

your painting is more beautiful than the real thing. You've put daffodils to shame:)

christine March 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

Casey, I love all of the flowers you painted!

Thank you, Karen!

Chocolate and Steel, you are too kind!

About Maria Killam March 24, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

Love daffodils and that sketch! Gorgeous!


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