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Lotus Final – Watercolor

This is a Lotus bloom that I have painted for a friend at my work place. The colors aren’t exactly what I was wanting, but it turned out o.k. This is watercolor on cold press paper, using wet on wet technic, followed by some dry brushing. Thanks for checking it out and please leave a comment.

11 responses

  1. What hits me first are the beautifulpastel colors that you retained throughout, Ryan. Plus, the simplicity of the pink reflection creating a path for the viewer to get to the bloom of the flower is actually a very nice touch, I think.

    March 4, 2010 at 10:42 am

  2. A beautiful watercolor with lovely soft colors. The lotus blossom has so many meanings from Ancient Egypt right up until the present. I wonder what this means to your friend? (Other than the obvious, which is that she is very lucky to have such a good and talented friend like you.)

    March 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

  3. Beautiful for so many reasons: the path the eye takes, the colors, the reflection, the subject matter. If I was friend recipient, I’d be more than pleased. I particularly like the black or dark shadows in water suggesting depth.

    March 5, 2010 at 3:13 am

  4. Gorgeous flower, I think its a lovely piece. I hope your friend likes it, I’m sure they will 🙂

    March 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

  5. I love the gentle colors. You were able to maintain the purity of the colors and they did not become muddy. The composition is very nice and the reflections are wonderful.

    March 5, 2010 at 5:16 am

  6. aswirly

    Oh I bet your friend is ecstatic. It’s so beautiful!!!

    March 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  7. This is very delicate, but with a pleasing graphic look to it. I like it. nice job.

    March 8, 2010 at 4:19 am

    • Hi Sally and Welcome,
      This is one I wished that I would have painted in acrylic to give it a little more of a graphic look. But I’m still learning!
      You do wonderful work, and I’ll visit often to admire.

      March 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

  8. I think this is lovely, Just out of curiosity, what about it turned out differently from what you’d hoped?

    March 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you for visiting and your comment,
      As for your question, to me it turned out to be what I call a Inbetweener (no such word), it’s not realistic and it’s not an illustration… it’s a inbetweener. Thanks and I hope you return, and in the meantime I’ll visit your blog.

      March 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

  9. Beautiful wish I could paint like that.

    March 22, 2010 at 6:26 am

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