Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0812. Completed February 2009. Original water colour on Saunders Waterford 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 9″ x 12″. Framed size 16” x 19”. GIFTED December 2019.
Selected for the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) Exhibition, Westminster Hall, London, 2009.
Milky Yellow Lily, var. unknown. This is the fourth of five paintings in a series submitted to the Society of BotanicalArtists in the second year of application to gain Membership. (For other four lily pictures, see Artist Codes: 0813, 0811, 0810, 0809)
Milky yellow, floral suede
No sheen upon the petals made
A bright red tip to stigma bold
And stamens green and subtle gold
With little spots towards the core
And bulging greeny buds galore
The whorling leaves of satin sheen
Hiding flower head once been
The dewdrops add a pretty sight
Lily fair for our delight.