Purple Thistle plants grow in the coastal hills of California, where in the Spring after the winter rains, they put forth magnificent blossoms that always looked to me like heads of spikey hair. And when they ocean breezes blow they appear to be dancing in the wind. For years I’ve wanted to paint them, and finally the idea of two blooms locked in a passionate floral embrace came to mind.

Purple Thistle Tango

17.5 x 14 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection