Stargazer lily, lily flower
by the Artist
(Blue Ridge Mountains)
Stargazer lily, lily flower picture.
Stargazer lily painting reference photo
Here's another great lily my florist friend allowed me to photograph. They were actually a present to my wife from her. (our anniversary)
They are called Stargazer's and they are magnificent. The multitude of pinks and white within each flower is breath taking. The orange stamin(?) dangle on each tiny stem.
Touch one, and you get orange pollen all over the place. She had plucked a few as she said most people don't like them on because of that. But if you are a painter, like me, you want all that nature has to offer to include in your painting. So we didn't pull the orange stamins off.
Just moving them around caused a lot of the orange dust to fall on the blossom petals, and some well directed puffs of dry air (canned) allowed me to remove the dust without disturbing them more.
This flower is used a lot in weddings I understand, so you don't need orange on the white wedding gown either!
Once I got these home, I sprinkled a few water drops on it, put some drape into the background and fired up the camera.
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