As most of you will know my husband had a hip replacement two weeks ago and people have been so kind bringing him all sorts of goodies from DVD's to books, biscuits to jigsaws, shower gel, a plant and a beautiful bunch of daffodils. Apparently they are expensive this year as there is a shortage and of course here in the bleak Northwest they are barely raising their heads so I am taking on board Jean Haines advice from her recent blog and doing lots of paintings of daffodils playing around with the composition each time so that I get to know them well and can then use my imagination....
I worked on these today in between the streetscapes... yes I know I am a fast painter but just kept adding a few blobs (technical painting term there!!) as I waited for the others to dry
These are the lovely flowers
BTW didn't get flowers for Mothers Day, got a voucher for Ken Bromleys (yea!!) and a ticket to see the Full Monty at the Lowry with my sons' girlfriends and their Mums then joined by the boys for Teppanyaki in Manchester later. My son and both girlfriends (my other son is in Australia with work) also prepared Mother's day lunch for 12 at our house which was a truly lovely treat. Think I was a little bit spoiled, don't you?