It was nice to be able to relax and do some plein air painting while I was on vacation. I very seldom paint outside, so it was good to challenge myself to work outside and to paint some landscapes in watercolors.
Last week I mentioned that I was going to make a bunch of paper daisies in a variety of sizes. As I was working on the center of the daisies I remembered how pretty the Gerbera Daisy centers looked and thought they would also be fun to make.
I made a phone call to my local grocery stores’ flower shop, and found out they had some in their store. They had quite a few different colors and varieties of the Gerbera daisies, but I knew I couldn’t buy all of them and decided to narrow it down to two different colors of daisies. It was not an easy decision to only pick two colors out of the whole bunch. They all look so beautiful. But, if I bought more, I wouldn’t be able to make them in paper before they wilted. It is so nice to work form the live flowers instead of working from photographs.
Here are a couple of photos in progress. My favorite one is the photorealistic pink Gerbera Daisy. I liked working out the details of the center of the daisy and figuring out how to replicate it by just using paper and paint.
I also made a variety of different sizes of daisies — purple and yellow and white ones. The yellow daisy is the largest one I made. It was nice to work on something larger than I normally do for a change.
What’s up for next week schedule … three-dimensional paper letters.