Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fallen Star-Water Lily

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. The host, Robert, provided the photos.

Don't let the strange title throw ya. According to an Indian legend, the water lily was once a star. It fell from the sky on the water and changed into a flower. Come to think of it, it does resemble a star. For me, it certainly is the star attraction of a pond.

I really like the color combo of Thio Violet with the accompanying greens, blue, and touch of yellow.

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  1. ooo love did a great job on the flower as well as the wasted strokes!

  2. This is one never tiring subject, there can be any number of variations, but all do create a magic! I loved the way you have worked on the petals and of course, the way you did your background has added a lovely depth.

  3. Another beauty, Dean! I love hearing the old legend to go along with it! Such a pretty story!

  4. PPASP and Padmaja...Thank you very much! I value your thought filled comments! :)

  5. Thank you, Sherry! I love Indian legends. I somehow feel that they add another layer of depth to a painting.

  6. hi dean,nice work.the reflection of the lilyis very good.take care ben.

  7. ..and a magical star it is!Very beautiful,Dean.You hv made it quite realistic.

  8. Great work as always and I love the legend

  9. I love the way you painted this water lily, it is one of my favorite piece from your arts. Always learn something from your paintings, Dean! Thank you.


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