A host of Golden Daffodils, Ullswater

A host of Golden Daffodils, Ullswater

Painted in Watercolour and Pastel

Size 24.5 x 18.5 inches including Ivory Mount.


For more information about this painting, email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Painting the Daffodils at Ullswater is a pure joy and I’ve been inspired by one of my favourite Lakeland poems

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordswoth