June 11, 2012
Airpark today,Water Lilies in progress
Over the weekend, I started on a very large 36 x 48 painting of waterlilies. I'd been out to Lilypons, a water garden paradise that sells everything you need for your own pond, including koi, and thought I might try to paint there. It's not going to happen at that site -- it's too far away and I'm now realizing that lily ponds thrive and their flowers bloom in full sun. Just the conditions that melt painters. I took photos and this is being done from one. I need to work more on the water -- there's a lot going on with shadows and the feeling of depth I still have to capture. The blossoms are also rough at this point, but I like where it's headed.