Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold is a painting of another lily from my garden.  This interesting specimen is planted in our backyard garden near the bird feeder.  Each bloom is yellow with splashes of rusty brown tones near the centers of each petal which helps to camouflages the rusty orange pollen as it falls.  I chose this lily from the garden center already planted and blooming in a pot, so I knew what the flower would actually look like, rather than wait for a 'bulb in a bag' to produce a possible surprise.
The butterscotch and cream striped fabric background combined with this particular lily evokes summer for me... sunny days filled with lemonade and a good book lounging on the patio.  Still a few months away...

12x12, oil on canvas

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