I thought about naming this painting “Narcissus” [does everyone know that Narcissus is latin for Daffodil? Or Daffodil is english for the genus “Narcissus”?] – but Narcissus has it’s own connotations, being named after a mythological greek who couldn’t get enough of his own reflection. So this woman is the opposite of Narcissus. This woman managed to maintain a contented smile for the whole time I was drawing her. She’s a lovely person, and looking at my drawing, I felt she looked like a daffodil, in the way that she glows sunshine (Sunshine is stored in daffodils’ bulbs, ready to break out in sunny glory in spring!). She’s looking sunny daffodils out of her eyes. So I named her the friendly familiar version of Daffodils: “Daffs”.
Drawn and painted in enduring acrylic inks and paint, on a cradled wooden panel, this piece is 49.5 x 39.5cm, and about 1cm deep with a white-painted edge. Ready to hang.