"Lilacs on My Windowsill"
8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas
In our backyard we have a beautiful, white lilac tree and in late May it is full with blooms. I have always adored the smell and so I get out every vase that I have and fill them all with lilacs. The fragrance is intoxicating and it fills the house for about a week. This was one little vase that I had sitting on my windowsill last year.
This was an interesting experiment. I have never painted lilacs before and wasn't quite sure how I was going to go about getting the effect. I like to paint detail, BUT, I was not about to put every little lilac blossom in. Unfortunately, the photograph isn't able to capture every little nuance in the shading, but I'm not displeased with the outcome.