Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Jacqui and Her Lilies

In preparation for a portrait painting I made this pastel drawing to bring together the figure, which was drawn some time ago, and some of Jacqui's favourite flowers - Day Lilies:

Pastels on paper, 59x43cm.

The Lilies started out as a much larger bunch bought about two weeks ago, but every other day J discards the lilies that are totally done in and cuts the remainder shorter to get a couple more days out of them. Then I squash them up into a more vertical format to suit my purposes.

So these lilies are the flowers that just keep giving!

ps: the painting ain't going well :o(


Sheila Vaughan said...

I am put in mind of Dufy - that certainty of line. Her head is the best.

Sheila Vaughan said...
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daviddrawsandpaints said...

Thanks Sheila. Love Dufy's colours and French atmosphere. The painting is coming on better now but still not yet finished.