I have painted quite a few Marigolds during the years. I like the rich yellow colors. Just a few specs of shadows brings their shapes into focus. Since the marigolds are not in season, I painted these somewhat from memory. My main goal anyway is to capture the light. When the light is right then everything falls into place, hopefully. Painting to me, is to capture your own creative ideas and making sure your composition is pleasing.
I love to portray the light on each subject but without the shadows the light becomes uniform in its surroundings, or vise versa. Using white as the highest in value will most always draw the eye if all the rest are played down. The frost has set in and the annuals are on there way out except for the mums. Again and again, thank you God for your creativity that pleases our eyes and it's all for us.
She is testing the water, not to sure if she wants to go any further. She says, "It's cold". The sea is massive the waves are rumbling. I will just put my foot in the shallow waters then turn around and run when the waves come in again.