Sunday, May 31, 2009

Daylily Delight


This is the second painting in my series of "Botanicals In Glass". This day lily has been so cheerful and bloomed so well this year that I thought it should be rewarded by painting it. This is my second attempt with this day lily. The first start was just a total disaster from the beginning and while it was difficult to admit defeat and even more difficult to throw out a piece of Twinrocker paper, I am glad that I started over. The paper size is 6x8. I have two more pieces of paper this size and I am now looking for the next deserving subject.

6 comments:

Loredana said...

Vicki this paint is very beautiful, I love both: the flower so fresh and vivid and the vase looks so real. You're working really fine.

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful and delicate bloom in a sturdy vase that looks solid and strong. My only question - is that stem big enough to hold that big bloom? I like this series and look forward to seeing your next one on Twinrocker. Love the soft deckled edge.

Nava said...

This is a very sensitive portrait of one lucky day lily. Great color scheme.

Twinrocker paper - you actually threw the first piece away? I've never had my hands on that legendary paper. Next time, please throw it in my direction :-)

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Loredana, Rhonda & Nava. I appreciate your comments. Rhonda the stems to the day lilies are rather small and very stiff. Nava, yes I threw it away. If you get a chance give Twinrocker a try. It doesn't work great for everything such as masking or corrections and it lifts color very easily but the colors stay vivid and I really enjoy using it for these "botanical" studies.

Kathy's Watercolors said...

I'm loving the contrast in this and especially like the way you've left the BG alone. Keep up the good work! Kathy

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Kathy!