New Daffodils and Dr. Zhivago
January 23, 2011
“Daffodils on Coral” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 10″ x 6″, SOLD
Its coming up on daffodil season. There were cut bunches in Trader Joe’s this week. Spring is just 2 months away!
Using flowers as they grow through each season, so daffodils and tulips round about now, has in some ways become an exploration of new color schemes. It works in a kind of nifty way, the subject matter changes month to month. Daffodils start to bloom in mid-winter, when its dull and often gloomy as the earth lies fallow as it reinvigorates itself. In that bleakness, suddenly bright spots of yellows spring up, the long, finger-like leaves first emerge from of the bulb, break through the ground, and then the bud comes, and then the bloom. And wow, there’s that yellow.
Do you recall that amazing visual in Dr. Zhivago where you knew the freezing winter was ending because the daffodils had sprung up? That ‘s the feeling.