Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lilium 'Harmony'

Raindrops on flowers are particularly difficult to paint, but I like a challenge and this painting certainly was one. 
The watercolour and gouache painting is based on photographs I took in the pouring rain. There really was no time to do some sketching as it was really wet.
The Lily genus is made up of a large and diverse group of hardy bulbous plants, with about 80 species and numerous hybrids. 
'Harmony' is a mid-century hybrid with wide broad pale tangerine petals and dark spots.The flowers are very flamboyant and particularly beautiful covered in raindrops.

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