Daffodils are bright and cheerful, a welcome releif from the drab grey of winter. This is painting number 7 of 50 in my 50 Watercolor Flowers Project.
Yellow flowers are hard to paint in watercolor because they can look dull or dirty when you try to use grey to create shadow. I prefer to use darker tones of yellow and yellow ochre for shadows and depth. The trick is to use a wide range of yellows so that the painting does not look flat. I wanted this composition to make it seem like the Daffodils were dancing in the wind.
An example of what a collection of painting in the 50 Watercolor Flowers series might look like.
Here is the reference photo I used for the layout of this painting.