Mountain Tiger Lilies | Original 12 X 16 Oil on Board
The original Mountain Tiger Lilies Oil Painting is inspired by one of the many hidden forest locations found throughout PA. For this piece I wanted to step out of the usual landscapes I paint in this scenario. Why? Because, I was lucky enough to find a hidden patch of wild lilies. It must have been a variety of species, as they have assorted colors of orange and white. This gave me the chance to play with my favorite complimentary color combination between the light and shadow parts of the flowers. I was able to get such a variety and depth in both colors that this quickly became my favorite painting.
It was painted by artist and illustrator Andrew Gaia. In addition, he painted it in an impressionist style, utilizing the Alla Prima, Plein Air technique. Meaning, painted all at once, out in the wilderness where the location now sits. Also, Andrew utilizes the wet on wet technique, balancing thick over thin layers of paint. So, the result is a multi-layered impressionist piece that perfectly captures the many layers of depth throughout the foliage. These lilies have a subtle beauty, in color and light, that sparkles from the secret mountain location.
Title: Mountain Tiger Lilies Oil Painting
Medium: Oil Paint
Surface: Birch Board
Size: 12 X 16 Inches
Frame: Contact for Request
Approach: Alla Prima / Impressionist
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