I have realised that this blog was 2 years old last Thursday. Time has flown so fast.
I also completed this Narcissus study as an evocation of spring. Even though we have had thick snow and it has been really cold this past week, spring is not far away.
The Narcissus is a multi-headed variety called 'Pipit' with pale lemon flowers and a beautiful scent.I found the bumble bee last summer and have kept it safe in order to paint. Despite the cold temperatures there are a few bumble bees out in the brief sunny interludes, feeding on the plentiful heather flowers in my garden. Its almost like an oasis in the mono-culture of the surrounding farm fields.
I have also found a few dead Tortoiseshell butterflies too, now in my collection. Will paint them one day soon.
Spring eruption,the vital sap,
Flows through bud and twig.
Bursting with youth,
in lime green showers.
Cells divide, regenerate.
To begin again.