THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The focal point of the Russian Lilac Painting features a huge bouquet of purple lilacs, often thought of as a symbol of the budding emotions of new love. The lilacs hang heavy over the side of the vase, a testament to the weight one often feels when sorting out these complicated feelings. The white lilacs to the right of the purple ones sit in their own vase, slowly growing upward to join with the purple display. White lilacs are representative of youth and innocence, aiding in the symbolism of the uncertainty one experiences with their first love.