Monday, November 16, 2009

Starlight Stargazer Lilies, 12X16

Starlight Stargazers by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board

Starlight Stargazers is a painting of one of my favorite flowers, Stargazer Lilies, also one of the most beautifully fragrant lilies. I love their leopard print and their brazen way of wearing pink and orange together and still looking smashing at parties. I have painted stargazers in watercolor in the past, but this was my first time to translate them into oils.

These lilies are growing from an earthen pot I found in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, while delivering art to the gallery there recently. I will be heading out to Fredericksburg with a load of new works next week and look forward to the monthly trip through the prettiest part of Texas, the Hill Country. If you are ever in Fredericksburg, please stop by The Good Art Company Gallery at 211 W. Main Street and say hi to Jill, the owner and see my latest paintings. Our gallery Web site is taking a few days off for some renovating but will be up and running again soon.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I can smell those beautiful flowers. They must be real, they are tooo gorgeous.
You make magic happen.
Can you come to see me?

Autumn Leaves said...

Beautiful painting, as usual, Nancy. I also like the pot on this piece too. I don't think I've seen any of your watercolor pieces. Is there a way to see them online? Thank you!

Laura said...

I'm giggling because I remember reading another post of yours about a different flower that was your favorite to paint! I think you love them all! These are beautiful - so lifelike!

Unknown said...

Tweedley you have a way to make magic happen every day little one...

Autumn, thank you so much, I used to have my watercolors on my web site but they are so out of date I was embarrassed and took them down. ; )

Laura, awwww, I can never sneak ANYTHING past you! xoxoxox

Becky said...

I love the Stargazer lily. When my Mother passed away, we picked a beautiful arrangement of these lilies to cover her casket. They are very close to my heart. Thanks, Nancy!