Yellow Daffodils in a Glass Painting

Yellow daffodils blue flower painting

Yellow Daffodils in Glass Jar Painting in Progress

Started this daffodil painting this week. I’ve been focussing on painting and drawing reflections in glass lately, so I’m pleased with the effects here. Hoping to finish it this week before the flowers die! That’s another reason to paint seasonal living things – their short life forces you to act quickly and get the painting finished. Well, that’s the theory!

I tend to paint spring flowers only in spring, because I usually do them from life. So they’ve become a series of sorts, albeit an annual one. Here are some others, and here

Thanks as always for stopping by, and have a good weekend.


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And because it’s raining today, here’s one of my favourite paintings …

Cornish Cottage Boscastle Mixed Media Painting

‘Cornish Cottage’

Mixed Media Painting

Daffodils Drawing



Pen & watercolour on Paper 17x17cm/7x7ins

Hi. Did I mention I love daffodils? I use the term in loose way, to denote any jonquil, narcissus or daffodil, any of those lovely yellow (or white or orange) spring flowers. It’s been such a long season for daffodils this year in the UK, because it was such a mild winter. The first ones were in bloom in December, and they’re still going. Lovely. Anyway, I did this drawing today, and wanted to make it a paler, more sensitive version this time (and thank you so much for the great feedback on the last daffodil painting – it has emboldened and enheartened me!). So it has some subtle watercolour washes over – and I think they bring out the lovely papery whiteness of the petals, and the gorgeous yolk-coloured centres. I think the flower might be some type of orchid narcissus – but as it was foraged from hereabouts (ahem!), I’m not quite sure.