Pictures of My Purple Lilies


I had a pleasant surprise the other day when I saw that these beautiful flowers were finally opened and displaying all their glory.  If you are an artist, please feel free to use these two pictures as reference images – aren’t they just lovely?

Purple Lilies #1

Purple Lilies #2

A quick update on the three paintings I’m working on for the annual Oil Pastel Society Competition:  #1 is at 95%, #2 is 95% and #3 is about 5% and will be at 95% by this Friday.  Next week all final touches will be completed and be submitted – then I can start to introduce you to these works.  It’s been a long process, filled with learning and challenging experiences but worth every minute.

I promise to catch up with everyone’s posts – have a great week!  Mary

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21 Responses to Pictures of My Purple Lilies

  1. violetski says:

    Beautiful flowers Mary ! 😃 Looking forward to see your paintings ❤❤❤
    xxxx

  2. Francesca says:

    Yes, they totally are!

  3. How wonderful surprise about the flowers!! Can’t wait to see your paintings! Yay!!! 😀

  4. Oooh nice!!! And good luck, Mary!! 🙂

  5. poppytump says:

    The purple looks very striking against the green Mary !
    Sounds like things are coming along nicely on the painting front .. YaY !

    • Mary says:

      Hi Poppy, don’t you just love those purples! Yes, they are striking in person and at the end of the day they’re gone and tomorrow is another day with a new flush.

  6. coastalcrone says:

    Good luck on the pastel society competition!

  7. artscottnet says:

    Beautiful Purple Lillies! Congratulations on your progress, Mary! Of course, I wish you the best for the competitions and you’re completion of these works goes smoothly and as planned.! Have a great day ~Scott

  8. Forest So Green says:

    Very pretty flowers. I like the color 🙂 Annie

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much! At the beginning of June my husband was working in the yard and thought all the long stems were weeds and cut them all down – oh my to my surprise! But, lo n’ behold they came back stronger than ever and just gorgeous. Glad you like them.

  9. Can’t wait to see them, Mary!
    Have fun! 🙂
    Beautiful photos btw!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Marina, I always appreciate your support. I’m ready to move on, almost there. Thanks – the flowers are great relief to just look at.

  10. doronart says:

    Lovely colours.. I am glade to see two 95%

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