Botanical painting of Elderberry Flowers became an inspiration for another illustration for my International customer.
In Europe, Elderberry Flowers yogurt and jams are quite popular.
I’ve never tasted the fresh flowers; but, I do have tea with elderberry flowers and it has a great flavor.
When I was painting this still life, I remembered my grandma, who made delicious jams out of berries themselves. It was a little tart to my taste, but it was great when we put the jam into pies, on the toasts, into compotes, or a special Russian drink called “Kissel” ( [kise’l’].
Ah, the childhood memories are always the vivid ones 🙂