Can you paint me a dandelion please?
It was a beautiful sunny day when these words drifted over to me from a very dear friend. At first the enormity of the request didn’t register as I imagined the pretty yellow flower. It was only when she explained how much she loved the delicacy of the flower as you blow it into the wind that I understood. For the next few months I pondered on how to create this image, what medium to use and where to begin. I walked around my garden regularly looking for stimulus. Eventually I found the perfect picture of a full, newly formed, global dandelion and sitting right beside was its pretty little yellow flower friend. I grabbed my camera to provide a memory of the gold and silver treasure I’d discovered. It was months before I summoned the courage to recreate this with paint on paper.
Winsor and Newton watercolour on Bockingford 425g NOT