The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan


lilies on the web

Lillies on the Web

30x40 2006 $5000

Day lilies are always fascinating! They bloom and fade so quickly as individual blossoms but the during the course of the season one plant produces so many blossoms. I was particularly attracted to this particular plant because it shows all the stages of the day lily at once: Buds just beginning to grow, buds almost ready to open, a flower in full bloom, a bloom that is fading and the stubs of blossoms that have already come and gone. Beautiful in and of itself and the addition of some fine spider webs is like frosting!