Fair Ladies

23 May

These lovely flowers grace the inside of our chicken wire fenced in garden.  We moved all our lilies into this rustic enclosure – in hopes to foil the white tail deer population that absolutely belive lily blooms are deer ice cream.  Well our plan work surperbly…well, until last year.

They have leaned longingly into the fence for a few years now – and managed to bend down a section making it easy for them to leap over.  And well, we cannot figure out how to repair it with out completely rebuilding it!

The deer love lilies.  All kinds of lilies – as much as we do.  Only we do not eat ours!  The lilies grow amoung the asparagus (which deer do not eat) and the mint (wish they would eat) and the clematis (crap shoot on this one, well they will sometimes eat the blooms).

And so, in a effort to get to enjoy these lovelies, I must paint them.  This ia a 12″  x 12″ watercolor on Arches 300lb paper.  I think as time permits I will paint this again on Ampersand Aquabord in a larger size.

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4 Responses to “Fair Ladies”

  1. foodess May 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Beautiful! Glad you got to paint them before they were eaten…

  2. howtooilpaint-barbn June 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Helen, just browsed your blog – what beautiful work. I love painting flowers in watercolour but haven't done any for a while. Your "Fair Ladies" are absolutely superb!

  3. Catarina Garcia July 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    great work, beautiful paintings over here 🙂

  4. Helen Shideler July 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Mnay thanks

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