When creating Dancing Skye Daisies I was also working on a few smaller paintings (15x20cm/6×8″), but these had only got about three-quarters finished. Today I had another round with them, and think they’re just about there but will decide tomorrow when there’s good light again. (Specifically: 1. whether there’s enough light, or whether it’s all too mid- tone and dark; 2. whether there wants to be more ‘foxglove pink’? as it seems? bit purple.)
In the meantime I’ve been trying to decide which is my favourite. At the moment it’s a tie between #1 and #3 (counting from the left).
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I love them all!
Thank you! (I do too, really, but am trying to pick one for a show.)
number one, the contrast between the larger foxgloves and the smaller daisies
The flowers on this were done with a smaller brush; wasn’t sure if they’re not a little lost amidst the dark sky.
#3-I like the best because the white flowers each has distinct leaves and are not overwhelming in number. The tall flowers are
in good proportion and don’t overwhelm the painting.
I like the tallness, the going off the top edge.
Tough decision, but I think number five edges out the others. It could be the lighting; the daisies seem to pop out of the picture.
I think the top layer of whites on the daisies in #5 are the cleanest; I might still add a little pure white to the others when they’re dry.
My favourite is number 4. I like the background and the arrangement of the taller plants.
Thank you! I’m pleased with how the blue layers have worked; for me it’s got a sense of a pending (or just past) downpour.
All the pictures lift my spirits on this dull day but No1 has my vote as it invites me to look further in, not just ‘at ‘
“Further in”… mmm… liking this! Must remember this for future compositions.
Hard choice but I picked number 5 as my favorite
Thank you! Just goes to prove, our own favourite isn’t necessarily the ‘best’ one!!
I liked # 1. I looked at the flowers and then past the flowers, then back again. It made me linger in the painting.
I like no.3 best. This is probably because the contrast between the background and flowers is greater and from a distance I would be able to read it more easily. The varying heights of the taller flowers and also the smaller white flowers, with some more detailed than others, is very pleasing.
I should add that I am not an artist, but I do enjoy dabbling and really enjoy other people’s work.
#1 and four, They are less static and make me see more of the total painting. The flowers tend to line in diagonal steps in the others. Also like the colors better.
Thank you! I do have to fight a tendence to arrange flowers in patterns and regularly spaced.