Lily Monstrosity

After the agony of painting poinsettia, I told myself that I would take it easy for my next painting and not try anything challenging. Then I saw a picture of a child sitting on a Victoria lily. Damn.

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Despite being much more difficult than the poinsettia and despite the many hours wasted as I tried to figure how the hell do I do a background, I actually found this piece much more enjoyable to work on. It probably helped that I wasn’t trying to be accurate. What does a river look like? Just shut up and paint it.

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This time I’m going to take it easy and not challenge myself…

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One thought on “Lily Monstrosity

  1. Amazing! I don’t even know where to start– the texture of the lilypads, the beautiful draping of the skirt, the rippling reflections… Stunning, all of it! 😀

    Also, I had seen photos of Victoria lilies but apparently not in comparison with people or animals because I had no idea how massive they are until I Googled some images today. Wow– what a cool plant! Yay for learning new things!

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