Yes, I was asked this morning, by more than one person, "are you painting those lilies?" And yes, I was.
I did get into a little discussion with a woman who said she thought I made the lily pond at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens look, in her words, a lot better than it does in real life. She only saw the water as muddy brown. The key for me is to find the other colors and see the beauty in them. It was there -- maybe a bit easier to see when the early morning angle of the sun was more acute than when she stopped by -- but you do have to look for it.