Michael Spillane
Spillane Studio of Fine Arts

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.

 

"Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.

-- Kahlil Gibran

Michael's Workshop Schedule

(See under Workshops heading and Workshops Schedule for more details)

September 2014
Hardy's Hobbies & Crafts -- Botanical Drawing and Painting
Madoc ON -September 19, 20 & 21  (9:00 to 5:00)

Completed

July 2014
Southampton Art School --  Botanical Drawing in Coloured Pencils (July 10 & 11)
July 2014
Spillane Studio of Fine Arts --  Summer Painting Masterclass (July 2, 8, 15, 22 & 29.
June 2014
Guelph School of Art -- Botanical Drawing in Coloured Pencils (Level 2) -- Sunday, June 8 & 15 (10:00 to 4:30)
February 2014
Guelph School of Art -- Botanical Drawing and Painting -- Sunday, February 16 & 23 (10:00 to 5:00)
November 2013
Guelph School of Art -- Botanical Drawing in Coloured Pencils -- Sunday, November 3 & 10 (10:00 to 5:00)