Sunday, October 31, 2010

Swinging Datura

Swinging Datura
30x40cm watercolour on 140lb Langton wc paper

An appropriate painting to put up at Halloween -
"Datura belongs to the classic "witches' weeds," along with deadly nightshade, henbane and mandrake. Most parts of the plants contain toxic hallucinogens, and datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews"
Thanks to Wikipedia for this.

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