Ah, the thistle. The national emblem of Scotland. I have no known Scottish heritage but I painted this bright flowering plant at the request of a friend who wanted a case for her friend. Ideas can arise from anywhere!
I was a little skeptical it would resonate with me until I found a small pottery dish of my mother’s painted with, none other than, the thistle! Drawing inspiration from my friend and my mother’s dish, I played with the colours and tones to create a fun take on the thistle.