The Intimate Forest

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


Yellow red day lily


Yellow Red Lily

30x40 2005/2006

There are many types of day lilies in my garden, different sizes, different colors. These yellow and red day lilies grow not far from my studio. They produce masses of blooms which are a delight. For this piece I once again waited for the light to be perfect. I wanted to capture that almost velvet effect that bright sun light has on the darker red colors of the lily. I liked too how within the composition there are blossoms that have faded and the hint of a bud of blossom to be. This painting captures the cycle of day lilies all in one piece.