|Anemone/ oil on gesso bird/ 6" x 6"/ sold|
"Within the woods,
Whose young and transparent leaves scarce cast
A shade, gray circles of anemones
Danced on their stalks"
William Cullen Bryant
Painted first with sharp petal edges and shadow borders, this painting did not "feel" like the little anemone. Repainted with soft blurred edges, the gentle movement or "dancing" as Bryant describes seems to work, for me.