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Red Lilies Returned

Yesterday I heard the last cicadas sing.
And look who arrived on the scene just about the same time.

A red spider lily blossom.

Studying the shapes of the subject is not the most exciting phase of the dye project. Sluggishness sets in more often than I wish to admit. The insect scene outside shifting from my beloved cicadas to crickets doesn’t help neither.

A colored flower drawing.

But before I had a chance to zombify myself, spider lilies turned up, slightly earlier this year, in much like a bull fight fashion.
(Red works for me too!)

Resuscitated, now I’m back on a river-side path where I fell in love with those lilies a year ago. A lady with a dog greeted me back (“I was wondering whether you’d show up this year”). Nice to be remembered as a lily-fanatic with a camera.

Red spider lily blossoms.
Red spider lily blossoms.

Red. Unrest.

A spider lily petal drawing.
A spider lily petals drawing.

Until you hear the
Waves in flower petals.

Sea surface.
A spider lily petal drawing.

The drawing is of spider lily petals, colored pencil on paper, 38 x 54cm, a continuing study of the blossom for my upcoming dye piece.
Currently going through bouts of overwhelm at the sight of the bold red challenge. Too late though, I’ve already seen, and heeded, too much of what they have to unveil.

Last Edited: 28Nov20


A colored pencil illustration of a turtle, goat and a wave.
A colored pencil illustration of a goat on a wave.
A colored pencil illustration of a turtle on a wave.

A colored pencil illustration of a gull over sea.

For CD cover. “Playful and magical”, was the client’s request. Colored pencil on paper.