Mrs Davies’ art challenge

This is my favourite painting.

It is a painting of lily of the valley which is my favourite flower painted by an artist called Carol Hill whose work I admire.

This painting is special to me as it was a gift from my mother in law. Lily of the valley is my favourite flower as it reminds me of my childhood and my grandmother. I still have some growing in my garden that originated from my grandmother’s garden.


The artist has used white excellently in this painting to make the flowers pop from their background without the need to draw an outline first. White is an important colour for an artist. Choose a paint colour (red works well) and keep adding more and more white paint to make it fade. Paint a little with each colour to show the emergent range of paling colours you can get. Keep going until you have virtually turned your colour to white.