This is a new release that I just finished on the 4th of March. It took a while to get a good photo because of the blue background and a couple other set backs like saw dust falling off of my tripod. It has been a busy couple of days.
In this painting I wanted to get the effect that you could see down into the water and see the stems of the lily pads as they disappeared into the water. When you place the painting on a flat surface, put a light over head and look down it gives you the illusion that you are actually looking down into the water. As always, the original is soooooo much better than a photograph or print!!!!!
This painting was done from a picture I took last October when I was taking the pictures for my fall paintings like “Where the Bald Eagles Fly”. The next painting that I will be starting today was also taken at the same time.
This particular painting I have wanted to paint for a long time but hesitated because it is only 11″ x 14″ which is somewhat small but is labor intensive. About four years ago I painted a row of grapes from a vineyard in Northeast, Pennsylvania and a fence post which was also of a fall scene and it took a long time as well because each grape leaf was a different color just like these lily pads. Below is that picture.
Art can be so fun. On this painting of the lily pads, I painted for fourteen straight hours the third day but after it was finished I couldn’t go to bed until 2:00 am because I was so keyed up.