Day Lily -- Oil on Canvas 40 x 40 inches
During a recent summer trip to the Sauble Beach area on Lake Huron, I came across this magnificent day lily hybrid and took a few photos for reference. This is the finished oil painting that I hope captures the vibrant flow of the petals and stunning subtle colour transitions of the flower. My objective was to create a dramatic, realistic representation of a truly regal garden favourite.
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Check out the story that inspired my drawing in pen & ink.of Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.
By thinking outside the box a little, sometimes the unexpected happens and sets the stage for an imaginative work of art!
Starting with the Background as the Subject...
A good starting point for my new art blog has to be an overview on some of the supplies and materials used in the drawing process.
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