After a rather lengthy hiatus from completing this painting distracted by a few commissions and a ducky diversion I finally got back to work on this painting. I have to admit I have produced a number of large watercolours over the past two years and have been holding on to them. Not entirely sure why – but I think they would look good in a show all together.
Drama Queen is a painting of Dizzy Lizzie lily. Say that three times. Phew! And they belong to the rather regal Oriental lily family.
If you don’t already know and love these beauties, with flowers often larger than your hand, you may want to introduce formally yourself. A garden royalty they would appreciate an admiring nod. Lilies are among my absolute favourite blooms - likely stating the obvious as I paint them so often!
These lilies always live up to their royal statue by providing large and dramatic blooms each summer - if the deer do not get them.
April and May are the perfect months to plant summer blooming bulbs, including Oriental Lilies in the United States and Canada.