The twigs in this bouquet were picked after a great and unexpected snowstorm downed many trees in the neighbourhood. Most were covered in yummy rounded buds just ready to burst into bloom or leaf so we put them in water and waited for the magic to begin.. A few daffodils from the garden brought colour and contrast to the rich texture and I moved into the kitchen to paint the whole bunch. Sadly, they have passed now and for the first time in my painting 'life' I am using photos to recapture the arrangement. There are some larger paintings happening in the studio now that I think I am getting a grasp of the new medium. Will post them soon!