Oil on Masonite panel
24" x 24"
It was late in the season for day lilies. But a cluster was still performing on a slope, across the Serpentine Bridge at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The green-throated beauties warbled in close proximity to white hibiscus blossoms the size of luncheon plates.
Once again, I worked my sponge from the outside in, anxious to paint the stamens. I knew they'd be my final touches—with a scruffy little brush! I also had to make sure the pistil didn't lead my eye off the right side by paying attention to value and edges.