Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I am growing this amaryllis bulb and when it started to open I noticed that the colour was not red as the tag said, but white and pink.  Sometimes things get mixed up... we all make mistakes, or as I like to call them 'Happy Accidents'...
I was quite happy painting this 'non-red' amaryllis.  I directed my spot lighting to come from below the plant, which always creates a dramatic effect and placed it against a red toned background to accentuate the reddish pink mottling in the petals.
No matter the colour, amaryllis flowers are fun to paint!

10x8 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

1 comment:

becky joy said...

Very nice amarylis, one of my favorites.