Analyzing how a painting progresses is a constant process. With my little girl in the daffodils, a few things really started to bother me. For one thing, I found the small purple crocuses in the foreground distracting. For another, I don’t find the horizon of trees in the background pleasing. I will try to remove both and see if I can come up with a solution that will unify the painting and help focus more on the little girl and flowers.
Once I carefully removed layers of watercolor paint, I was able to rethink my composition. I decided to blur the background in soft greens.
Finally, I added layers of golden yellow to give a sense of light, created a shadow under the child, carefully redefined each of the daffodils, and deepened the shadows of the jacket. FINISHED!
I hope that you enjoyed seeing the decisions I made and why as I created my "Girl with Daffodils" watercolor painting!
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