Trout Lily by Moonlight and Will-o'-the-Wisp

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
901
Reaction score
0
Location
San Diego, CA Zone 11a
This is how I interpreted a recent White Trout Lily viewing (I personally classify these under “magical flowers”), and any visit to my web site would disclose my general love of all things evening and celestial:

Robin Street-Morris. Trout Lily by Moonlight and Will-o'-the-Wisp. 2008.
Watercolor and pastel on 300Ib hot press paper. 11" x 16" (27.94 x 40.64cm).

 

Ron-NY

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2006
Messages
3,649
Reaction score
1
Location
Saratoga Region, New York
It is a lovely and mystical painting! :clap::clap: I really like it! A bonnet fit for a fairy princess.
(glad we aren't dealing with realism for trout lilies close at night)
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,484
Reaction score
19
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
Robin, you have to stop this! :rollhappy:

I learned the other day that the reason they are called Trout Lillies is because the leaves resemble the fish. They are one of my favorite spring ephemorals. Also, we took out a large number of pines at the garden over the winter and I was told they are blooming better than they have in 20 years because of the additional light.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
901
Reaction score
0
Location
San Diego, CA Zone 11a
Yup, the name refers to the beautiful fish—spots!

It’s awfully nice to know some of you are enjoying this so much. I haven’t been terribly happy as of late, but painting this was as enjoyable as the process can be when things are going well with a piece and I’m painting it for the right reasons. I saw the flower locally and knew immediately what I was going to do with the experience. The yellow form was what I knew first though—there was a big stand of them down the street from where I grew up, and I visited others in what was once my “back yard” when I lived in Ann Arbor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichols_Arboretum
 
C

Corbin

Guest
I have said it once before but I will say it again: you do beautiful work.
 

Latest posts

Top