Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 16- 'Safeway daffodils'

 
Day 16- 'Safeway' daffodils
6 x 8 inches, watercolor on Arches HP
 
(...)"  'daffodil' is said to be derived from 'affodil', a variant spelling of 'asphodel', of which daffodils were at one time considered a form. The asphodel was the flower of the Elysian Fields, the heaven of the Greek and Roman poets where the souls of the dead strolled " (...)
 
                                                                                    The Morville Hours , Katherine Swift
 
This one pot of daffodils is from Safeway, not from heavenly fields, very unassuming really, in a very ordinary setting as well, not Elysian like at all. (and yet who knows maybe this is as good as it gets, making a quick watercolor first thing in the morning, in a comfortable home, with a contented family)
                                                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

myra anderson said...

this is so lovely!

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you very much:-)

Kristen Donegan said...

Sounds like heaven to me :)

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

This is an inspiration for me. Thanks!

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Kristen and Sally:-)