Yellow everlastings and Helichrysums

The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word “helios” (the sun) and “Chryson” (golden). Two common names for Helichrysum are Everlasting and Immortelle in reference to the flowers lasting (almost) forever when dried. The Everlastings I had in mind when making this painting, was pink in colour, but I changed it into yellow / golden. The word Helichrysums I used here, refer to the interesting type of leaves of the plant. I love Everlasting Helichrysums!