Lilies on Gold is a Beautiful Thing
The inspiration for “Lilies on Gold” comes from a huge Easter Lily that we got from Costco last Spring. Obviously, I like gold. My process begins with a collection of deadheaded flowers from the prosperous garden at our home in SW Denver, or, in this case, from our dining room table. My wife, Kathy, then photographs them and uploads the pictures to be digitized. I work with the images in a photo enhancement software to adjust placement, values, shadows, contrast, and focus and compose a working draft. The final artwork is created with oil paint in my studio (which, at times, is located in the Great Room of our home) on either panel or canvas with brush and/or palette knife.