Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oriental Pink

Sitting beside the callas (see yesterday's posting), were these oriental lilies. Looking a bit uptight crammed into their pot I rescued them; took them home and arranged the stems in this glass vase. Each blossom and bud now had room to open ... space to feel comfortable, freedom to express themselves. After they had time for a quick drink I began the painting session. Once the spot lights were positioned on sections of their pretty faces you could really appreciate the elegant beauty in each petal, the freshness... the sweet burgundy freckles on their soft pink cheeks.

20x16, oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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