Lily of the Valley
I have a new painting up on Etsy. If you are local you may have seen it hanging in a juried show at the Chester County Art Association or in the CCAA Exton Square Mall gallery.
This painting is based on a large patch of lily of the valley in a past home's yard. The lily of the valley bloomed every spring, hidden in the shade, under pines trees and rhododendrons. They are a beautiful flower – so dainty and tiny. I tried to capture their daintiness and the tropical look of their leaves in this painting.
I used a medium gray base for the flowers and built up with lighter grays to white highlights to capture the daintiness of the lilies. I used blue greens for the leaves with raspberry pinks in the shadows of the leaves to create depth to the painting. I framed the painting with a antiqued gold frame that has flecks of maroon to emphasize the depth of the leaves and highlight the daintiness of the lilies.
A shop owner on Etsy included my painting in her beautiful treasury. A Etsy treasury is a grouping of 12 items from different shops based on a theme. It's always a compliment to be including in one of these. If you like lily of the valley, you may enjoy this treasury: Sweet smelling Lily of the Valley