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The darling buds of May – a painting a day

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday. size 4.5″x6″, 12cm x15cm, watercolour on heavyweight rag paper

It’s a quote of a quote, the title of the book by H.E. Bates quotes Shakespeare :

 Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May | And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

Must have been a spring like this one where you fear for the delicate buds of all the good things to come.

The hawthorn is also called May or Mayblossom or Mayflower. It is supposed to be bad luck to bring a branch inside but I am going to call this a sprig or a slip and see if it doesn’t bring me good luck instead.

Incidentally my spell check is querying Shakespeare’s use of English!!

There’s a bit much detail in this I may need to come back to it. I have altered two previous blog painting because I just can’t stop myself from doing it.

Alison

#54 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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