Daffodils (new work) with a reference to Montaigne

The Daffodils have been glorious this year perhaps due to the early brilliant spring weather. I'd been studying Vincent's sunflowers and irises, and couldn't let the chance go while they were still blooming. They join the two portraits (shown below), on the left Seven on pale citrus, and on the right Thirteen on violet. See Latest Work for better resolution of all images.

Daffodils, seven, on a pale citrus groundDaffodils, thirteen, on a violet ground

There is also a new March portrait here http://www.meyergallery.co.uk/galleries/new-and-recent-work/march-was-ridiculously-hot-1-325

And to finish off...

a thought from Montaigne to inspire all lonely creatives...

"It is enough for me if there are but few / It is enough for me if there is but one / It is enough for me if there is not even one."

Michel Montaigne lived from 1533 to 1592; his writings are remarkably modern and apposite still today. Alphonse Daudet quoted these lines with reference to his friend the poet Frédéric Mistral. Montaigne also said, "If you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved."! This is also very true.

Stephanie
- 14 September 2017 at 12:07pm

Congratulations! Your energy and vision keep shining through. I especially like the daffodils, from two angles and the head of the girl. A real majesty to her.
Cat
- 14 September 2017 at 12:08pm

Damn, you do such good work!! I love these! Thanks for sharing. :-)
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