Chinese Garden Water Lilies (Lotus)

Water Lilies (Watercolour)

Lotus Water Lilies (Watercolour)

While it may seem like I’m missing in action this week, I’m happy to say I have managed to fit in some painting each day so far and, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m working on a submission for the Summer Member’s Show at Project Gallery in Wollongong… entries have to be delivered by the end of the coming weekend, so I don’t have much time to complete something.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share another of the pieces I started at the Jean Haines workshop recently… this is based on a photo I took of the water lilies in the lake at the Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney. I think they’re actually Lotus plants, but there were no flowers at the time. It’s nice and loose and I love the colours, which were a complete accident… the water in the photo was dull in comparison and generally I have difficulty not simply painting what I see 🙂

I think it’s probably nearly there and illustrates a problem stage for me – is it finished, and if not, what shall I do to finish it?

I personally like it just as it is, but also feel it might be a bit too loose to get away with. However, I don’t know exactly what to add to give that bit extra without tightening it up too much. Any ideas??