Spring begins every year with daffodil blooms. I know there are other spring flowers, but none of them are quite like daffodils.
Daffodils are one of the great joys in the changing season. When everything is cold, gray and dulled by winter, these happy yellow flowers burst from the earth and welcome the spring.
I've collected daffodils for years. I've planted them in my yard, divided them and shared them. Most of these daffodils are old varieties, from my husband's grandparents or rescued from old homesteads about to be turned into shopping malls. I love saving something so delicate and sturdy at the same time.
The old varieties of daffodils smell wonderful. This exuberant bouquet was enough to fill my entire studio with the most delicate spring perfume. I love how old fashioned varieties smell. Their scent is intoxicating, but not overwhelming. Modern daffodils mostly smell like nothing. These smell like springtime.
I have at least a thousand daffodils in my yard this spring and more will show up next year. Every year I plant more varieties, so they bloom for a long time. I love having staggered blooming so I can see and sketch them for months.
This beautiful watercolor painting of daffodils will welcome spring into your home, no matter what the season. The cheerful yellow of the flowers will make you smile every time you look at it.
Finished watercolor painting with the inspirational daffodils bouquet. 8" x 10" Limited Edition Print in Gold Frame.
An early stage of the painting. 8" x 10" Limited Edition Print in Gold Frame.
A later stage of painting. 8" x 10" Limited Edition Print in Gold Frame.
Sketching daffodils in my yard. 8" x 10" Limited Edition Print in Gold Frame.