Lessons from a Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower

I did have fun painting the Lotus because I tested a variety of watercolor techniques, wet on wet, wet on dry, drops of color and mixing pink. I should definitely practice color mixing tomorrow.

Two lessons learned here. I don’t care about painting realistic details. The best happens when you just create without the need to “get it right”

I prefer the loose expressive strokes of vibrant color. A Lotus flower comes from mud….a beautiful flower that grows out of mud… the way it holds it’s petals welcoming the sun. Oh and the illuminating yellow with a shade of pink, these are the ideas I want to capture in my painting of a Lotus.

So now, how can I or what tool can I use to create these radom petals. How do I mix up that lovely shade of pink. Not to worry the answers will come during my afternoon stroll. I can test out a variety of brushes and there’s a big bottle of tempera paint waiting to be used. Perhaps.