“Alina’s Chrysanthemums” – 1


Oil on gesso-primed board.

Painting size – 30×22.5 cm


This painting is another one of the visual souvenirs about my darling girls.

My younger daughter was nearly 16 at the time. A big girl but a baby at heart.

On the way to her school, there is a roadside flower shed where one can buy cut flowers, depositing the payment through the slot in the wood counter. One Saturday, Alina and I were on our way to the school for the robotics club, and we were a little ahead of time. We drove by the shed, and she noted that there were chrysanthemums there today.

– Do you want to buy some?
– I always want to buy something from there, – she said longingly.

I turned the car around, and we spent a few happy minutes at the shed picking this bunch for £3.

The rest of the way to school, she sat there with the flowers in her hands, looking like a toddler with a new toy, making my heart sing because I could make this little dream of my child come true.

For Alina, that episode was over. I spent the next couple of weeks drawing and painting these flowers.

Additional information

Weight 1000 g
Dimensions 38 × 30.5 × 4 cm


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