C Lily

"C Lily"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
My grocery store had bundles of "C Lilies" in buckets near the checkout. It was as if some little miss smarty pants couldn't decide which lilies they were — calla, canna, crinum or any other appropriate word that might suit these lavender beauties, so she called them "C."  I photographed several of them as I stood in line to pay for grapes.  

It was fun to paint a flower again. I've been painting on a guitar for several days. It's finished now, so I'll post it in a day or two.  It's unlike anything I've posted here.


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Lily and Marble

"Lily and Marble"
10" x 10"
Acrylic on wrapped canvas
I grow red day lilies for the pleasure of having them as subject matter. The day this one snapped off in a storm I brought her in and set her on a dinner napkin while I looked for a vase.  She looked so cozy on the napkin that I brought a marble to add to the composition and photographed it.  

The background lace pattern is textured with joint compound, then painted on when dry.  I love to make up new techniques.  


6" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
She was not alone in the bed, and definitely not the only warbler in the garden that morning, but she was spot on pitch. This beauty performed without missing a note. 

Lilies are fun to paint on account of their deep throats and colors that are difficult to place next to one another.  Purple blending into yellow—yikes. It makes for a satisfying experience when completed.

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