Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Red Lily

Last week I posted a different red lily. This one is from another lovely garden in the Highlands. Rusty, orange red petals that curled back catching the light, creating touches of a blue shimmer with a bit of lime green in the throat. But what caught my eye were the stamens. The curled petals accentuated the graceful length of the filaments topped by fuzzy pollen filled anthers... almost comical... and yet etherial at the same time. The bits of pollen glowed like flecks of gold dust in the morning sun... fuzzy sparkling beacons for fat bumble bees looking for a morning cup of nectar to kick start their day.

9x12 oil on canvas (almost dry enough to take home)


Sue Stuparek said...

Red Lily from August 18 is so amazing,Kim. I missed it first go around. At first glance, I thought it was a landscape. But the most interesting combination of colours on the petals! I quite like it! Very ...futuristic looking if that makes sense.

Shelley Whiting said...

This painting is very loose and expressive. The colors and very jewel like and lush. I love how this painting glows. A very beautiful and captivating artwork.