"The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power." ~Northern Advocate
©Golden Mums ~ Watercolour & Ink, November 2013
By Laura Leeder
These golden yellow chrysanthemums have provided me with color both indoors and out these last few months. I started this painting in October and then set it aside while I worked on other paintings. This week I sat down with it again and brought it to a satisfactory finishing point.
As November is considered the birth month for chrysanthemums, I'd say my timing is perfect! These golden mums are my favorite fall flower as they bloom long after most flowers have faded. The quiet happiness they provide me gives way to melancholy as I know that their fading blossoms outdoors, means that winter is fast approaching.
Golden Mums~Watercolour & Ink
200lb Saunders Waterford CP Paper
Size: 9.25 x 8.75 inches
*Prints and notecards coming soon!
Laura Leeder, Watercolour Artist
Creston, BC *In the heart of the Kootenays!