Friday, June 5, 2015

Lilies in Blue Water

This painting is a composition made from photos when visiting a favorite fountain.  Over the years there have been incredible lavender lilies in bloom, with each visit. 

The contrast of the pale flowers against the water is natural.  Indigo was the sole pigment in depicting the water.  Indigo can be fun to work with.  It is rich.  The paint flows but can lend itself to lifting for variation.  I chose Winsor Newton's Indigo because it leans more towards blue.  Some Indigos can be too black.

For several years this fountain is surrounded by a restaurant that has my name, Jane's.  It serves a stellar breakfast that gives me the feeling of ultimate pampering.  The Owner, Jane, is British.  Her restaurant is very fitting in surrounding my favorite fountain.