The Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily, watercolor, watercolour, painting

Tiger Lily

The Tiger Lily is one of my favorite wild flowers.  It is a late bloomer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and it prefers riparian zones.  When it blooms I am compelled to pick a batch to bring home to my honey.  In fact, it is the one I like to bring her the most.  That is why I picked this flower to paint.  Now Mary can have them all year.  I sketched this painting a number of years ago.  It is based on a picture I took a long time ago and have since lost.  Without the original photo I had to wing it.  I hope Mary likes it.  I think it is the last watercolor that I had started, but not completed.  It is now time to move on to new works.