For me there is nothing more symbolic of spring than the voluptuous forms of hyacinths that fill the space with their bursting form and fill the air with a penetrating scent.

I thought that I would do the group that sat on our window sill in close up. Half way through I was beginning to wonder why I had bothered, with the churning and twisting of forms making life very complicated. In the end I am quite pleased with the outcome and the presence imposed by the tight mass of flowers.

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  1. I am just happy you’ve taken the trouble to make all the churning and twisting. It might have made your life more complicated than necessary, but it certainly have made life more enjoyable to me.

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    • Thanks, I had to get some relief from the blues and purples and the writhing mass of details, so the leaves acted as a good foil. I may have used extra yellow, but that was as a handy complementary colour.


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