This is a small painting I did of a water lily pond near Seattle. The inspiration for all of my recent water lily paintings-both oil and watercolor-are from the same day visit. While I never intended them to become a series, it has sort of worked out that way. And, I've found it both interesting and instructive. Presently, there are two watercolors and two oils in this series. (The large oil of the water lilies ("Homage") is on exhibition.) I also have another very different and medium-sized ( 36" x 48") oil painting, "Transcendence," that is this series.
While I was working on this as an oil painting, I decided it would also be a good watercolor. So, I have used the same references to paint this scene in watercolor. In both cases, I was drawn to its abstract qualities.You decide which one you prefer!
Water lilies have cycled through my body of work at various times. They are symbolic of renewal, purity, peace.
Arches 300 watercolor paper and transparent watercolor paint