Sunflowers we saw in abundance when we traveled through the south of France on holiday, they were prematurely dry for the time of year because of an extended heatwave.
Extreme opposite temperature in the daisy paintings, I have used the same cool choices of colours for both but experimented with portrait and landscape compositions.
I have also been experimenting with YUPO a synthetic, water resistant paper that seems an odd surface to paint on for a watercolourist as we use so much water with our pigment - the result is more vibrant colours due to the water finally( after some hours) evaporating and the pigment remains sitting on top of the paper. This paper would suit some subjects more than others and I used it for an underwater scene
|Hot and Rustic|
|Fresh as a Daisy|
Watercolour on Yupo