Primroses in the Dark  by © Linda Callaghan

These pretty yellow primrose flowers (from the onagraceae family) open up in the evening. Their petals are heart shaped and delicate, a beautiful flowering plant in Spring. To show off their beautiful yellow faces I painted a dark background which has worked wonderfully well.


Look at my face it is yellow and bright,
pretty and delicate which opens at night.
Yellow and shiny I will make you smile,
so stop and enjoy the show for a while.

Linda Callaghan

Watercolour on Cold Pressed Arches Paper
8 × 10″


top ten finisher Painted Nature and Object Group

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  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    wonderful colours and shapes. beautiful

  • tracyleephoto
    tracyleephotoover 6 years ago

    This painting is very good, the flowers look three dimensional and I love the colours you have used :)

    JORANDover 6 years ago

    Hi Linda, just checked out your site & really like these primroses. Beautiful colour & definition.

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Linda.

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 6 years ago

    This looks great Linda.

  • teresa robinson
    teresa robinsonover 6 years ago

    nice work xx

  • Thank you Teresa so much for commenting on my painting, appreciate it.

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!!

  • Thank you so much Avril :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetover 6 years ago

    Your watercolours are beautiful as well as your acrylics Linda – maybe you can do both!

  • Marsha Woods
    Marsha Woodsover 6 years ago

    Great job with these delicate little flowers! I like the way you handled the leaves. They don’t overpower the flowers, and add so much to the feeling that one could reach into the painting and touch them. Very nice use of the dark negative spaces in the background. Also like the way you added just a touch of backlighting and varied the colors of the leaves and the petals with their complimentary colors. Works very well.

  • Thank you sooo much Marsha for taking the time to comment on my painting – it is a big help to receive informative feedback from a professional! I can then relate what you say to my future paintings. I am still floundering around wondering if I should stick to one medium or keep going with all of them. Really appreciate your comment :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    This is a lovely and effective painting Linda. The bold background and delicate flowers works so well.

  • thank you very much Brian for your kind comment

    – © Linda Callaghan

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