Monday, July 20, 2009

Casa, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Casa Blanca lilies are spectacular oriental lilies. The fragrant white blooms have rich rust toned pollen that often ends up dropping onto the otherwise pristine petals. Sienna toned powder gently feathered across a few of the petals adds some interest to an otherwise perfect flower...
Crisp white perfection, or rusty accent... beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

If you purchase fresh casa blanca lilies (or any variety of lily) and some of the pollen falls on your table cloth or gets on your skin or clothing, the first thing to do is take a piece of scotch tape or masking tape, roll it into a loop over your fingers with the sticky side out and gently pick up the pollen with the sticky side, using a quick dabbing motion. This removes most, or sometimes all of the colourful pollen...

8x10 oil on canvas ( needs some drying time)

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