I know, I know there dozens of other kinds of flowers to choose from. But... I do love a good day lily... or tiger lily... or stargazer lily... That alone should be enough reason to paint yet another one.
There is another reason I've been practicing orange lilies though. In a few weeks my painting partner, Julie, and I are going to teach another class for senior citizens, "Oil Painting for Beginners - Floral." We loved doing it so much the first two times that we decided to do it again. First we did an apple. Then we did a bluebird. Next we'll do a single tiger lily. I'm just painting a few different examples for them to have as inspiration... different backgrounds, different leaf styles...
Also I'm doing them to be sure I'm confident enough to teach someone else how to paint one!
Original Oil Painting on 8"x 10" Wrapped Canvas