24" x 12" Oil on Stretched Canvas
How dare I attempt to paint water lilies after Monet's exquisite impressionist series of approximately 250 oil paintings! I suppose the urge just got the better of me! Actually this is my third piece in what might become my own humble series...
There is something so tranquil in looking out over a calm pond or lake surface and admiring the pads and the lotus blossoms these plants produce ranging in color from white to pink, yellow, red or (in some tropical species) even blue or purple. Lily pads bring color and life to their quiet freshwater homes as they provide hiding places for frogs, which are susceptible to underwater predators such as fish or water snakes, and they provide shade for fish and other underwater species. Aquatic dragonflies abound displaying their fairy-like double winged beauty as they glide among the pads where they feed and the female lays her eggs.
For another painting, white or yellow blossoms are calling me and a dragonfly will no doubt be present! I shall again return to Blackwater Pond.