MORE OF SPRING
This little painting started out as a plein air piece. I was at Innis Wood metro park the other day with a friend to do some plein air work. We both settled on the ground near the entrance to get the best view of these beautiful daffodils. I had the sun in my face but not on my surface. I blocked in the shapes then proceeded to paint. My efforts at the end of my session were not what I had hope for.
When I get home, I wiped it off, but much of the paint had already dried because I had used a medium and it was a breezy day(this helps to dry also) so I was left with my original sketch and some of the dark background. So I tackled it again and am happy with the results. I think it has a freshness and looseness about it that looks like a plein air painting. I also think that having the dark background already in place helped to unite the painting. I like the effect of the dark background peeking through in some of the spaces.