Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trillium Triad

Three paintings of three species of our beautiful three-petaled, three-sepaled, and three-leaved spring trilliums.

Painting 143. Trillium flexipes
(Oil pastel, 9x12 Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper)

Painting 142. Trillium sessile
(Oil pastel, 9x12 Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper)

Painting 141. Trillium grandiflorum
(Oil pastel, 9x12 Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper)

I found these plants a long the Little Miami River in Warren County this spring and painted them from photos you can find in these three earlier posts...Trillium flexipes, Trillium sessile, and Trillium grandiflorum.

14 comments:

ShySongbird said...

These are lovely paintings Kelly! Looking back at the beautiful photos you took of them, I think you have captured their essence perfectly!

I also thought the Heptica photos on the previous post were stunning!! Catching up with other posts which I unfortunately missed I was particularly taken with your beautiful painting of the Golden-crowned Kinglet and the gorgeous photos of the Prairie Warbler! Another highlight for me was the Garter Snake.

Have a lovely weekend Kelly!

Roy said...

Its that bloke with the one ear again.{:)

Gary Keimig said...

nice Kelly. I would think oil pastels would be a tough medium to handle but know several artists who do very well with it. great job.
Thanks for the comment on my art blog. Laramie Peak was the first mountain the Oregon Trail folks saw of the Rockies and is quit impressive from miles away. A great subject to paint.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The paintings are just beautiful. I LOVE the vibrant colors!
Have a great day.

Montanagirl said...

Really pretty paintings, Kelly. Nice job!

Janice K said...

I remember the pictures. I admire so much how you can capture their beauty through art....We are finally having a really lovely day here, and you have reminded me to go back out in our woods to check on our Trillium that were in buds just a few days ago.

Have a great day!

go native said...

WOW! you have have captured our ephemerals in oil !!!

Appalachian Lady said...

I love trilliums too and your captured them well in your paintings. Ours are past bloom but tomorrow I ill be going to higher elevation (Mt. Rogers area) to see more trillium.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely paintings Kelly. I spent the day yesterday looking for the arrival of Indigo Buntings, sighting one pair.One year in this area i got to see the arrival of a flock which was real neat.

Michael Bartneck said...

I like the T.Grand one the best..you captured the exoticness of it!Is that a word? Exoticness? yeah ! I think it is! Great painting!!!!!!!

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful Kelly. I look forward to them blooming around here.

Elaine said...

Beautiful, Kelly! I love trilliums, but sadly they don't grow here. It's so nice to see them show up here and there around blogland.

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone for the kind comments and support. Oil pastels are a strange medium. They allow blending, but for me do not equate with detail. Energy and pure color always seem to be the result...with little detail. I think I'm going to try these with watercolor also...it will be interesting to see how different the paintings are!

Margaret said...

These take my breath away! Brava. Your photos of the squirrel and birds ... my girls and I were amazed. Just loved your photos.