This past Easter I bought a lily for the first time and took some pictures of it. White is a challenge to paint. After laying in the dark background, the flower appeared pure white even though the Saunders Waterford 200 lb. CP paper used is more of a natural white. This is done in a small 6” x 6” square format, which I’ve come to like as it can be completed quicker than a larger painting. I’m never sure if a painting will work out, but feel this small piece captures the essence of a white lily.
Easter Lily, 6” x 6” watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci