An up close painting of an orange daylily. This is my third macro flower painted in watercolors ( see others below). A huge thank you to photographer Tim Sanders here at Red Bubble who generously allowed me to paint from his beautiful photograph Lily.

11 × 14
W/N watercolors on Fabriano paper
Best viewed large

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 20 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 3 years ago

    I love your macro flower paintings….they are really superb….

  • Thank you Janis and for the fav’ing. They are a lot! of work and give me aches, but I like the result too and the challenge. Now it’s wine time!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Leslie Beautiful color

  • Thank you Maggie!! I appreciate it!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Rick Gustafson
    Rick Gustafsonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Rick!! And hey are we related or what!?:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • g8tway
    g8twayover 3 years ago

    Wow that turned out really nice…. You did a fantastic job Leslie…….the color and detail are top notch….WO HO way to go……:)

  • Thank you Tim!! I am so glad you like it!! Means a lot!! Best to you!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    they are all beautiful Leslie…stunning works of art..this colour is wonderfully vibrant.

  • Thank you so much Linda! So glad you like it and thanks for the faving:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 3 years ago

    Wow! These are gorgeous, Leslie!

  • Thank you Ann! I suppose at some point I will have one of every color like a box of crayons:-) Thanks for the faving too!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creeseover 3 years ago

    Leslie, your work just keeps gettiing better and better, and the use of color is so masterful

  • Ahh Michael, that is the best feedback I have had all week! Thank you!! I have been at this for 2 years and feel I am growing like a weed , so thank you!:-D

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Cathy Jones
    Cathy Jonesover 3 years ago

    Leslie- this is an amazing work, the colors are outstanding, love your beautiful lily! A favorite of mine ;) hugs- Cathy

  • HI Cathy!! Thanks so much ! What a wonderfu comment!! and thanks for the fave! have a grea day:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Nigel Senior
    Nigel Seniorover 3 years ago

    Marvellous bold colours. The image seems to radiate its own, warm light.

  • What a lovely comment Nigel – thank you so much!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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