Some lilies may have beautiful blooms but only produce a very few of them at a time, or not stay in bloom very long. Whenever possible, choose daylilies to buy based on seeing them actually growing in a garden so you can select ones that will give you the absolutely best performance.
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Hand Painted Crepe Paper Stargazer Lily - made with German doublette crepe and 160g crepe, and Italian 60g crepe. Learn to make this flower - join my Studio Club on Patreon for video tutorial and template!
I have a confession to make. Although I love flowers, I don’t really like painting flowers. I know that sounds odd coming from a botanical artist, but I find them really quite difficult. Perhaps it’s because I don’t paint quickly, or because I prefer dry brush to wet washes, but flowers have a transient beauty that can fade before the paint is even on the page. I know I’m not the only artist to howl with frustration when that perfect bloom wilts before your eyes and drops it’s petals. It’s…