Daisies add colour in simple jar.


As summer draws to a close (Labour Day is the unofficial end of summer), some flowers remain in the garden while others have long faded away.

A Jar Filled with Daisies by Louise Primeau, Ottawa artist.
A Jar Filled with Daisies painted on 9 x 12 wood panel. Sides are 1.5 " (approx) deep blue like the shadow in the painting.


In my compact yard, daisies, zinnias, hydrangeas, begonias, geraniums remain in bloom. I note the flowers that resisted pesky and destructive Japanese beetles that chewed the leaves off my new serviceberry tree. Netting will solve that issue next year.

For more than a couple of weeks now, the change of seasons is felt in our area. The strident sounds of crickets are most striking as night falls. When I was a teacher, I knew that the routine would soon begin again when I heard those crickets.

There are still chores to be done before the first blast of cold sweeps through from the north. But for now, I am happy to simply contemplate and paint a few daisies in a jar.

More florals in my collection.



8 Responses

  • Lovely daisies. It seems odd to me that as your summer draws to a close Spring begins to show its face in NZ. Currently holidaying in Queensland Australia where the locals call the warm days here Winter.

    • Lol! Yes, I cannot wrap my head around the idea that Christmas is in summer in your part of the world! Also, celebrating Christmas in the heat of the summer is strange to us in Canada where we get excited at the first flakes of snow in November. Fall is a beautiful season in Ontario with temperatures that are similar to those of your winter. This year in particular, many Canadians are looking forward to cooler days with less smoke from forest fires. Enjoy the change of seasons Vivienne.

  • Wow Louise, you never cease to surprise me! What a fabulous collection, I know I will have seen each and every one, but to see them in a collection like this is brilliant! ????

    • I tried to focus on florals this past winter and thankfully, many of the paintings are on paper as I would not know what to do with so many canvases. Thanks Sally, as always, for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  • Your jar with daisies is a special eyecatcher. It’s a pleasure to view this picture. Simply great, dear Louise!!!

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