During the summer of 2018 Bismarck Art and Galleries Association held a Daylily Art Show sponsored by the Central North Dakota Daylily Society. I created this painting for the show using a reference photo I took in my own front yard. I loved the dramatic lighting on the flowers. The dark background with the bursts of color in the flowers is what gave the painting its name. These flowers hold a special place in my heart. The first home my husband and I purchased had these beautiful old-fashioned daylilies growing in the yard. My dad transplanted some to his yard and after my husband and I bought our current home we then took some flowers from my dad’s yard and transplanted them there. It has been a fun way to bring a piece of our first home with us.
Third Place –2018 Bismarck Art and Galleries Association “Daylily Art Show”