"Lilly is Single"
Original Oil on Canvas
Pretty Lilly here was the first painting that I did in the Nancy Medina workshop. This also means that it is one of my very first oil paintings, done with a brush, and also done using fresh flowers as a model. I chose this single big and full beauty very carefully, anticipating what kind of challenge I was up for. I remember my heart was racing and I was beginning to sweat a bit. I think that came from being among so many artists. I know I began to compare myself to all the others before there was even a need to compare. At the end of the day, I was unhappy with it, so I took it to my hotel room and continued to work. I haven't had time to work on it until now, but I think a few days to soak in my training helped. I've made lots of changes and I do love this one now! My husband made the comment, that the glass looked just like a glass of water! What more could I ask for? I am pleased with the sharp focal area and the subtle color changes within the painting. I think Nancy would really approve of my painting. What about you? Do you think the glass looks like it has water in it?