Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hi Lily, Hi Lily

Here in southern Alberta we've just concluded a summer of unprecedented rain and unpredictable, not-all-that-nice, weather.  But,  on the first day of September, the sun shone in a cloudless sky and the thermometer hit 31C.  It was a perfect day to paint on our back deck ... in the shade.  

Me in my office

Although I returned to work on it again, yesterday, the day lily painting still isn't finished.  I'll have to add the stamens and pistils when the flowers themselves aren't one giant oil slick.

DAY LILIES in progress   oil on canvas   8" x 10" 

God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll finish the above painting so that it can go, along with the oil below, to Sunny Raven Gallery, in time for Canmore's Artist's Studio and Gallery tour, September 21st and 22nd, 2013.   

LILY BRIGHT LIGHT   oil on canvas   8" x 10"

Meanwhile the open road beckons ...


  1. Absolutely beautiful!!! But that doesn't surprise me at all! Glad you are finally getting some decent weather.

  2. Can't beat lilies of any sort as a subject for your paintings, Alice - these are truly lovely. And how in heaven's name did you score such a gorgeous September day?!

    1. Thanks, Win ... sometimes Septembers can be better than July and/or August!