Lilacs, Spring 2014 20" x 24" O/C
Well, it is that, "lilac time of year" again ! Each year at this time, it seems to me that I just have to do, "one more" obligatory lilac painting . If I do only one still life or flower painting a year, this is it !
The perfume smell of Lilacs always reminds me of the 'hair cut days' of my youth . I'm sure many of us remember those days when we had to sit on "the board" that stretched across the arms of the barber chair. While the barber gave you "the every boy" haircut, your eyes were captivated by the many coloured bottles of hair tonic that lined the counter in front of the mirror.
And when the barber was finished giving you his 'every boy special', he always asked, "Anything on your hair? Before you could answer, he would be splashing his most popular almost empty bottle of tonic on your head.
..Funny how stepping onto the sidewalk from the barber's shop with this tonic dripping from my ears, and smelling like a lilac bush, can leave such a strong memory !
Until next spring!.