Monday, January 25, 2010

Waterlily Finished


I have really enjoyed completing some projects that have been with me for some time.  This one did not turn out as I had envisioned it.  I am sure that I will work with this idea some more in the future and see where it will lead.  It is 14.5x8.5 inches on Fabriano SP 300lb paper. Ideas/comments/suggestions are welcome.

19 comments:

debwardart said...

I really like this idea and think you rendered it well. How about shadowing some of the petals on the lily and/or soften a few of the petal tips?

Rondell said...

It look like that lilly pad fittin' to go over that waterfall!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Vicki, the depth of the water is simply wonderful. This probably explain in part your disappointment with this painting: it is difficult for the rest of the painting to compete with the beautiful textures you have produced.
I really like this painting and how you painted the waterlily. It may be different than what you envisioned, but it is a successful painting.
I hope that you will explore in upcoming paintings the possibilities offered by these great textures!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Deb. You know the story, IRL the waterlily is more defined but I might need to add a bit more color.
Hi Rondell and welcome! Maybe I should spray it with some fixative - lol.
Christiane thanks so much. I really had fun doing the painting so I am sure that I will give this another attempt.

farmerjulie said...

this is simply beautiful!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Rondell sees your lower section as a waterfall - I see it as a truly inspired composition with a slice of water, showing what is beneath the surface where the lily sits. Whatever you intended it has worked magnificently.

Had to mention the batik work on rice paper. What a stunning technique and result.

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you farmerjulie and Joan! My thoughts when creating the painting was to show a slice of water and what was underneath but it is so interesting to see the many different ways that others see things. Thanks on the batik too.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Vicki, this is stunningly original. I love the traditional look of the waterlily with the surprise of the textured underwater. Very nice.

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Well done. The texture is amazing. How did you do it?

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Elizabeth and Sandeep. The texture was done using cut up strips of gauze roll bandage laided down and sprayed with water and then color dropped in allowed to dry and then gauze removed. Very simple.

Barbra Joan said...

Vicki,I always love to hear the different techniques you all use. I'm so darn traditional in my painting. ohhhh so that's my problem.!! I'm going to have to be more daring. Glad you liked my little book ...

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Barbra! You don't have a problem so just keep doing what you are doing and if you want to experiment then go for it.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Vicki, it's beautiful. I couldn't wait to see it completed. Well worth the wait, it's excellent.

Scott D. Tillett said...

Hi Vicki....beautiful work here. This one really flows.

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Joan and Scott for stopping by to take a look and leaving a comment. You are appreciated!

Rondell said...

Wait, hold up Vicki! Can't Rondell get some love and appreciation for stopping by just like Joan and Scott?! SKSST

Vicki Greene said...

Hi Rondell! I did welcome you when you first posted but I would never want anyone that has taken the time to visit and comment to feel a lack of love or appreciation. You get an extra dose of love and appreciation because you are new to visiting my blog. May the sun shine brightly on you today! Many Blessings

Gary Keimig said...

very nice. Vicki. Love your concept of this piece

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Gary!