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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Marilyn's Easter Gift

Our daughter, Marilyn and hubby Matt, gave us this beautiful lily for Easter. I have had it on the table next to my recliner where I could see it and enjoy it, and of course, had to paint it. I did this on an 8" x 10" piece of watercolor board. I decided to paint the background black, mainly because the lily has been sort of in front of the black television screen, and I really became accustomed to seeing it surrounded by black from the angle I was seeing it. Now it is time to take it outside and plant it in the flower bed so we can enjoy it again next year.

7 comments:

Jude said...

Your background definitely makes the lilies pop out. Beautifully done.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the black background and the delicate color that lends to the beauty of this lily.

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Good choice leaving this stunning lily against the black background. I also love that added green to the bg to give it a sense of place. Just beautiful.

Laura Leeder said...

A beautiful painting!

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is beautifully done. I especially love your background!

Barb Sailor said...

Since I still am getting over my fractured left arm, I am going to thank you all at once. Thank you all so much for commenting - you all know how much you are appreciated. Laura - welcome to my blog!