Saturday, March 31, 2012

ombre in nature

adjective  ombré  shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color

I was literally holding my breath as I painted this. It was so delicate, so perfect. And I found only one! One small blossom growing in my yard. I wanted to capture the color and respond to the emotional fragility of the moment as best I could.

How to paint something that is brilliant yet nearly translucent?
What is this kind of flower? A Jonquil? or a Daffodil? Are they the same thing?