Think Daisies, Pearls & Metal Spokes
"Daisies, the friendliest of flowers, are like sunshine to the ground."
A Chain Reaction ~ Watercolour, Acrylic & Ink
By Laura Leeder Size: 13.75" x 13.75"
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The idea for this painting came from a design template of spokes and gears. The shapes reminded me of daisies, (a flower that is a mainstay in my garden). I thought about how as kids we'd weave the stems together creating a chain that could be worn as a bracelet or as in Victorian times a crown for the May Day celebration each spring. A title came to mind and the idea for this painting was formed.
Using watercolour and acrylics, I chose colors that are traditional and sophisticated and layered them to develop an aged patina similar to that of vintage, iron and metal garden wall art. I added pearl clusters to the center of each daisy giving them elegance and style. Daisies are a simple yet sophisticated flower that grows abundantly in the garden. They convey both cheerfulness and comfort.