It’s the season for Easter lilies. They were practically everywhere I went in the last month. I’d love to have one, but only if I can plant it in the garden. I can actually, but it would only last this summer and I’d have to bring it in to the greenhouse. Which I could do, but it’s pretty packed in there. I may try it sometime if I find them on clearance.

Now that Easter is over, we can still enjoy the Easter Lily in the form of a painting. I think this painting turned out pretty nice. Following that new technique I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Remember the orange zinnia? If not, see it here.

Painting an Easter Lily under painting on a wood panel.

It’s kind of amazing how these painting start out and then end up. This technique builds layers upon layers and there is a very messy middle. In fact, I was kinda lost in the messy middle of this painting. It was a hot mess. Thankfully, it pulled out of it and turned out beautiful.

I have to trust the process. That’s not always easy, I’ve got certain ways I do things. So learning this type of painting has been challenging for me. I do hope to incorporate some of these techniques to my style of painting.

Sometimes, I think it’s a bit messy looking. But I love the vivid strokes of solid color and that’s probably the biggest difference between my old style and this new one. (I’m not changing my style! It’s just taking a hiatus while I play) I also like to blend and that’s pretty much opposite of this style.

Either way, this turned out great. The original has already sold but I do have prints available here.

Easter lily contemporary painting.

As far as Easter went, it was a beautiful day. Things sure change when you don’t have little ones any longer. My now 17 year old son went dirt bike riding with his dad and I stayed home and worked in Studio Gardens. It was a good day. But I do miss the Easter egg hunts for sure. Guess I’ll have to hold out for grand-kids.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter with friends and family if you celebrate. And if you don’t, well then I hope it was still a good day!

⬅︎ Learning New Tricks / On my easel currently – deer & stag painting ➡︎

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Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.

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Painting an Easter lily blog pin.

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