Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0809. Completed July 2008. Original. Water colour on Saunders Waterford 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 9″ x 12″. Framed size 16” x 19”. SOLD St Mary’s Church, Comberton, Christmas Exhibition November 2017.
Selected for the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) Exhibition, Westminster Hall, London, 2009.
This is the first of five paintings submitted to the Society of Botanical Artists in the second year of application to gain Membership. (For other four lily pictures, see Artist Codes: 0813, 0812, 0811, 0810)
A little poem:
Bright Orange lilies in summer garden,
No beauty help from Elizabeth Arden!
Nature’s mischievous colour balance,
Dark brown tips versus apricot valence.
With shining leaves that whorl around,
The spotted stem as it dives to ground.