Red Lily

"Red Lily"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard 
Mary had lilies blooming when I was her guest. I photographed a few of them, but alas, not the ones she dearly loved. They had finished their season a week before I got there.  

I hadn't painted a flower portrait in a while, so this one felt really good. But they all do, no matter what I paint or the medium or technique. I just love to … paint.