Friday, November 12, 2010

Floral Still Life Painting of a Lily, Off White, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

There is a house down the street from our home that has a gorgeous garden.  How gorgeous is it you ask?  Well it is so gorgeous that you feel like you have stepped into a bit of Europe when you open the side gate and walk in.  It is overflowing with plants, accented with statuary and paved with slate walks.  Numerous nooks and crannies offer little visual surprises, whether it be a unique plant or garden ornament.  Once you enter this oasis you could easily forget time... wandering from one visual treat to the next.  (You have to be careful not to follow any white rabbits down any holes while you are there...)
This off white lily was one of the many treasure I discovered.  Thick waxy petals curled back, allowing a glimpse of the creamy inner surface of the bloom...

Strength and beauty make quite the combination.

$150.00, 10x10 oil on canvas.



3 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

You've accomplished such believable depth on this one. Love that soft green inner shadow!

Ruth Andre said...

I love the side view of this lily. Beautiful!

Kelley Sanford said...

This has to be one of my all time favorites. The lushness of the paint on the lily is fanstatic.