Friday, January 13, 2012

First Painting of 2012

It's first painting of 2012. I seem to have some sort of trend going that monochromatic paintings (well this one is almost monochromatic) are my first painting each year....hmmmm.....

This one brings me back to childhood memories, of picking dandelion flowers to bring home, and then your hands being sticky from the milk flowing in the stems. And then in a few weeks, the sea of yellow that was your lawn turns into a sea of silvery-white when the yellow flowers turn to seed. We would pick these as well and blow the seeds into the wind, making wishes as we blew. I suspect our parents and neighbours wished we wouldn't help the weeds propagate so, unless they of course liked their feed of dandelion each spring!

 "Wishes" - Acrylic on 8" x 8" gallery wrapped canvas

As always, I wrap the paint around the edges to give a continuous flow around each side. Gallery canvas is meant to be hung without framing; however, it can be framed if one so desires, or in this case wishes!

From Wikipedia, for those who are curious about botany.....

Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. As a nearly cosmopolitan weed, common dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that blow away on the wind.


  1. Has such a wistful, beautiful and dream-like quality. But then childhood memories often share that quality. Reflecting another time, another place, another world.

    1. I usually wishes they were back in their childhood when times were easier and innocent. Thanks for your comment.