Daffodil - 50 Watercolor Flowers Project (7)

Daffodils are bright and cheerful, a welcome releif from the drab grey of winter.  This is painting number 7 of 50 in my 50 Watercolor Flowers Project. 

Yellow flowers are hard to paint in watercolor because they can look dull or dirty when you try to use grey to create shadow.  I prefer to use darker tones of yellow and yellow ochre for shadows and depth.  The trick is to use a wide range of yellows so that the painting does not look flat.  I wanted this composition to make it seem like the Daffodils were dancing in the wind.

An example of what a collection of painting in the 50 Watercolor Flowers series might look like.

Here is the reference photo I used for the layout of this painting.

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