Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Lily of Mayfield" 15x8" Oil

I had found a peaceful area to set up my gear
and paint alongside a lily pond in Mayfield Park.
I started painting around 3:30p.m., and not
more than 40 minutes had past before the lilies
started to close up for the day. I had anticipated
this though, since I had studied their character
the day before.

As I watched what had initially caught my interest
start to seal shut, I again was reminded that painting
isn't about copying nature, petal by petal.

In this photo down below, my focal points, offering
the most contrast by displaying themselves above
the murky pond water,are now wrapped up awaiting
the night.

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