Monday, December 31, 2012

1 American Lotus

Diane Mannion, 1 American Lotus, 8x10" oil on linen
  
      American Lotus...this pond is located near the Jacaranda Library in Venice, Florida and it's so thick with these plants not a bit of water shows.  John thought it looked like a scene from another planet.   The colors and shapes of the seed pods are incredible! 
      This is the first painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge with Leslie Saeta.  I know, I painted it on December 31... but my blog has to be posted the day before for things to show up on the daily painting groups I belong to.  Thought I would get a head start on the New Year and work up a couple of paintings.  Ha!  Note to self... choose less complex subjects for this challenge.  Painting with a theme in mind is part of the challenge... my theme is flowers and to make it even harder on myself... all 8x10" horizontals!  Will be a tough thirty days, I'm also working on a large painting commission and teaching!  And painting with a plein air group and two portrait groups.  I'll be able to find flowers easily while painting plein air, and for portraits, well maybe a flower in the hair or background.  SOLD

6 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Looking forward to seeing your flowers all together at the end of the month. Off to a fabulous start with the waterlily.

DMannion said...

Thanks so much, Julie!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Beautiful lotus, and a perfect painting for the beginning of the challenge!

Janin Wise said...

I love the colors and details! I look forward to seeing all the flowers at the end of the month. Can't wait to see all the art work we all make in the next 30 days!

DMannion said...

Thank you Claire and Janin! Should be an interesting month.

Susan Spohn said...

I love painting flowers also. This is a wonderfully creative piece.