I picked up some stargazer lilies at the market yesterday morning, but was too intimidated to paint them. So yesterday went by with no painting.
This afternoon I thought I should try to get past this block with a drawing. I remembered reading in a book about painting flowers that you should really study the flower first: note the width of the stems and shapes of the leaves and how they're attached to the stem ... so I worked on noticing those things in the sketch above. I was a great icebreaker.
And I moved on to the first of what I hope will be a week of stargazer lily paintings.