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White Water Lily
22" x 30"
Watercolor
$  1,800.00
 
I'm interested in changing an image from a preconceived concept to something unexpected and fresh. I want to push the vision beyond the surface of ordinary appearances. In this painting, the water lily, like white birds huddled together with feathers ruffled, seems eager to awaken our senses. In the transparent, early morning light, shadows elongate. They create a harshness of light-dark contrast over the lake. Shadows have an extraordinary way of looking at the light. The abundance of bullfrog-green pads and crisp stems vibrate -- vigorous individuals chit-chatting like a pattern of cracked ice. It is impossible to hush. I applied layers of paint, glazing to define the frayed edges of swampy vegetation that looms, then unexpectedly disappears.