Watercolor Lily Painting

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I thought I pull something from my personal archive; the painting that I made many years ago.

 This sweet Lilly almost became my Avatar back in 2010; but, I made my selection and chose the different artwork for that. 

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Peruvian Princess Lily

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parrot flower
A beautiful surprise I have found in my garden last morning. As this season I haven’t planted any flowers in my new house garden; I have to enjoy the previous owners imagination and keep observing different flowers pop here and there.. 

This time it was this cute gentle pink miniature lily.

I have grabbed my watercolors and employed my newly purchased watercolor pencils together with them. I wanted to try the combination of both long time ago; and, these flowers gave me a chance inspiring my artist’s curiosity. It was fun to experiment with different shades of the pencils and see how water unite the strokes and melts them together.

The painting came up more vibrant in colors as I didn’t have chance to over-mix the watercolors on the palette; and, I had to use what was given in 24-pencil-bunch.



Along the way, I’ve also learned some interesting facts about the flowers themselves. For example, if to leave them in the garden, they can grow up to 3 feet tall. 
Native to South America, this plant is commonly called Peruvian Lily or Princess Lily; Lily Of The Incas or Parrot Lily; and, it’s real botanical name is Alstroemeria. There are as many as 190 different types of this flower have been developed (no wonder, so many names it’s gotten!!), featuring many different shapes and colors, including white, yellow, orange, apricot, pink, red, purple, and lavender. This flower is quite popular among the florists as it reminds a miniature lily; it is a hardy plant, stays in the bouquet long and doesn’t lose the freshness of the color.

I bet my Peruvian Princess Lilies will never lose their vibrant “parrot” colors no matter how long they hang being framed and placed on the wall 🙂




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It Is Time To Smell The Flowers

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Lilli Tulips Magnolia
It is time to update my Christmas decorations and bring the holiday related paintings off the walls. I hope, it will give the flowers blooms an opportunity to push Miss Winter away :0) 

Just a few days left for my Poinsettia paintings and a Seven Minutes Before Christmas remind about a lovely Holiday season:
Realism In Watercolor

But on another hand, the flower paintings are always in season, aren’t they. 
Out of that fragrant quartet of flowers above two are my very favorite:

The Magnolia bloom painting:
Watercolor flower bloom
The reason why it is one of my favorite is that Magnolia bud is gentle, fuzzy, sweet, pink and it is about a beginning; the beginning of a new life, a new pretty flower. 

And another “artist’s pet” on that wall is a Pink Tiger Lilly:
floral painting
I think the wet-on-wet technique that I used while painting this flower’s petals allowed to achieve the texture of the flower: glossy yet fuzzy, cold yet warm…And also, the full bloom of this flower tells a story about a short yet graceful life full of pink glory. 


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul