Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Jefferson Lily by Linda Young

The Jefferson Lily, 7 x 10" Watercolor
Linda Young

While my husband was driving his race car around one of the Summit Point Race way track, I sat and painted this lily.  Usually, I'm the one checking the air in his tires, etc.; but he had plenty of extra help this weekend and didn't need my assistance.  Good for me! The night before this, I drew the main flower of the lily to be able to paint it at the races. 

Sitting under the canopy and with drivers and friends walking in and out to see what I was doing; I painted, conversed, walked the dogs, and returned to paint some more.  I used only a black and white photo copy of this painting because I didn't want to limit myself to the actual colors of the original photo;  I wanted to use imagination--still using reds in mine. 

This painting was done at the Jefferson Circuit of Summit Point Raceway.  Therefore, the painting just has to be tited "The Jefferson Lily".

10 comments:

Mary Beth Brath said...

What a gorgeous challenge painting Linda. Thank you for participating in our first challenge. I hope to post my version today. It still needs photographed.

Linda Young said...

Thank you Mary Beth. Looking forward to seeing more challenges come in also.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is stunning, Linda! What a way to initiate our first DPP Challenge - I know this is going to inspire everyone to contribute their challenge paintings!

Linda Young said...

Thank you Claire; I keep checking back in for more challenge paintings. Hope to see more soon.

Dianne Lorden said...

Super job, Linda!

Debra Kreiger said...

This is very beautiful Linda. So soft and delicate.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

wow, love it!

Charlotte Yealey said...

Love the flower and you handled the background so well!

Deborah Nell said...

Wonderful detail. So much to see in your painting. It's amazing how each artist's rendition is so different. Love this.

Linda Young said...

Thank you Deborah, Charlotte, Debra, Maria and Diane, I appreciate your comments about this lily.