Painting of Lilies in Gouache on MDF

This painting of lilies in gouache on MDF is my most recent painting, which I started in February 2016. It sounds corny, but my husband brought the bunch of lilies home for me and I knew I wanted to draw and paint them immediately.

I had a few pieces of remnant MDF lying around, so I got down to work. While I was sort of happy with the result, I knew something wasn’t quite right. I had painted a blue background behind the flowers and the colours just didn’t sit right. The effect was far too garish. It took me a while to realise, but when I did repaint the background, the colours all sat back and worked together.

The original painting has been sold, but I still have cards.