These Lilies had died in a vase (before opening) last week at a friends house when I was there for a birthday dinner and so luckily, (because she is as creatively untidy as I am!), we were able to appreciate how strangely beautiful these flowers had become, withered as they were on their stems – a sort of fallen ethereal glory of faded blue green leaves, ancient ochred pods and burnt orange pollen.
Decided in a rash moment (forgetting how pollen can stain!) to bring these home to draw...
the Lilies at Elaine's on Clare's b'day..!
...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.