Monday, September 12, 2011

Little Lillie Pads

What makes lillie pads look like lillie pads? Certainly not a lot of excruciatingly painted detail...at least in my books. Just enough of the RIGHT detail gleaned from VERY CAREFUL OBSERVATION to get the visual idea across. I think the act of carefully looking at something is as important as painting it. "One looks, looks long, and the world comes in" - Joseph Campbell.

9 comments:

Deshmukh said...

Beautiful painting! Thanks for the advice.

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely magical and so spot on with the water, David. An altogether beautiful piece in a gorgeous palette!

meera said...

little jewel of a painting --love the luminosity !

Annaquarel.les said...

Wonderful lillie pads, David. Love the transparency and beautiful green hues. I've just painted some lillies as well. You can have a look at them on my blog. Cheers

Laura Sanz Masdeu said...

really beautifull!!

Dianne said...

That's beautiful, now I see what you mean. With watercolor less is more. Did you use masque to do the background?

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you like this one Deshmukh, Autumn L., and Meera!

David Lobenberg said...

Mucha gracias, Laura!

David Lobenberg said...

Yes, Dianne, I masked out all the pads and the flower.