Monday, April 26, 2010

100 Garden Oil Paintings, Original Art Work from A Colorado Daily Painter, 3/100

6" x 6" oil on board
$100.00 + $10. s/h
Please contact me if interested

Today about half the daffodils in our yard are opened and the rest are opening.  It happens pretty quickly.  Daffodils are a great flower for Colorado.  They're hardy in the cold and heat, although there's more cold than heat here in the spring.  They turn to face the sun, so it's as if they're looking around all day.  There are more than 1500 varieties! These must be a hybrid daffodil.  I got out my flower book and these are not yellow trumpets, the most popular; nor are they short or large cupped.  When we built our gardens and planted them years ago, it didn't occur to me to pay attention to what kind of daffodil they were.  Does anyone know?

10 comments:

Karen said...

Oh I love your challenge/goal! You go! Then at the end, post for us #1 and #100, so you and we can soak in your success!

LindaHunt said...

I love the idea of your garden paintings...these daffodils are very very nice. I am a Wyoming native and love your landscapes...miss the Rocky Mountains so much! I look forward to your upcoming painting.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I have some of these in my garden too, Pam - but don't know the name. I also have some that have ivory colored petals and pink trumpets - they are my favorite.
You've painted these beautifully, and got that greyish green stem down perfectly! I'll be following this challenge!!!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Pam,
Another lovely painting. I don't know what variety these are, but you did a great job. Love the colors.

Ralph said...

What a tremendous capture again. You do that so often it amazes me.

AutumnLeaves said...

They sure are beautiful, whatever they are, Pam. I think I'd heard that about daffodils before (that they face the sun all day), but still find it fascinating. That background is so rich and deep, so verdant and lush, much as a garden should be. Gorgeous painting!

Victor Errington said...

Beautiful painting Pam. Well done. All the best.
Vic.

Gwen Bell said...

You are off to a good start with these beauties! Great idea!

Pam Holnback said...

Karen, Thanks. The end might be months from now, but great idea!

Thank you Linda, The Rockies do seem to stay in one's blood!

Cllaire, Thank you. I will be following your great challenge as well!

Kathleen, Thanks. It is amazing all the colors there are in daffodils.

Thank you so much Ralph!

Sherrie, Thanks. Plants, gardens, Mother Nature is fascinating!

Thank you Vic. Sometimes the starting is the biggest challenge.

Gwen, Thank you. I think painting is easier when it's something you care about.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I'm loving those strokes Pam! Our mountain daffodils are really little, but so CUTE! Love this one!!