February 15, 2012

Daffodils - Still Life Acrylic Painting

12" x 12" (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Photography Prints
Another flowery still life painted for the A nos pinceaux challenge. I painted these daffodils, Narcisi in Italian, while it was snowing outside, can't wait for spring!
As usual I did not stick to the original colors, I had fun changing the color of the vase, trying to get a tetrad color scheme going: yellow, orange, violet, and blue.

This is the original photo that Evhe
posted for the painting challenge.

Tetrad color scheme shown on color wheel


  1. Hello Robie:) I think you did a great job on this challenge. Your dafs are stunning and the color of the leafs is so intens. The color of the vase makes it look like an old vase. Good job. I like it!

  2. Nice job on this painting, plus I learned something from your blog because I had never heard of tetrad color scheme and looked it up =)

  3. Renate, I had the vase white as in the original picture, and the flowers without the violet contour, but it looked too pale, so I took my color wheel and looked for color combinations that would make it more "me", and that's where I got the idea of the tetrad scheme (Frances, I heard about it before, but I actually got the suggestion from my handy dandy color wheel).
    Thank you both for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments. :)

  4. Love the colour combination and the daffodils are beautiful!!Changing the colour of the vase has made the painting unique and eye catching!

    1. Azra, thank you much for the compliments. :)

  5. Lovely painting! I have the same color wheel and have yet to use it... Must try.

    1. Diane, I find that I refer to the color wheel more often lately, it helps make decisions and mix colors. Funny that you have the same one! :)


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