Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Lilly Pond

The Lilly Pond


I am sure one or two people have seen this painting before but it was way at the begining of my blogging.

Lillies and Lotus hold a special place in eastern philosophy. They are used so often to give living examples of how it is possible to raise oneself from troubles or difficult times up into the light of a new day.

This is a kind of theme that I cling to and keep returning to so it was not surprise to me that I at one stage would want to paint such plants.

This was my first and only attempt. I thought at the time I was best to leave this topic to the greats who can do it so much better than I ever could.

This painting is now in the USA it was surprisingly purchased from me to be given as a gift to another. I often look at it and wonder if I should try again? Or have I been wise to leave it alone?

Painted on a large canvas using acrylic paint. One of my very very early ventures into acrylic.


This post is linked to my other blog Beware of Retaliation

8 comments:

  1. There is such depth and spirit in this painting, I don't know if you could do it again. It is a masterpiece of artistry and feeling. Love it.

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  2. It is stunning, Ralph. Truly.

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  3. I love the colors. I think you should try another. Remember, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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  4. Maybe create another painting with the lotus flower in it, but not an exact copy. When I hear of Lotus flowers I always think of the Mother Theresa quote that goes something along the lines of "remember the beautiful Lotus starts its life in a pool of mud". Very evocative work Ralph.

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  5. Quelle généreuse harmonie de couleurs...Les fleurs de lotus sont toujours fascinantes... elles s'épanouissent sur l'eau comme de véritables coquettes avec ce besoin de se mirer...
    Amitiés.

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  6. If the subject interests you, it's sure to be worth painting more often than this once. Maybe if you painted UNLIKE the greats, and painted what meanings you ascribe to these beautiful flowering waterplants it will be satisfying to you, even if it doesn't turn out great. Even if it doesn't sell. The effort and exploration is incredibly valuable! Pooh never turned down a good explore!

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  7. This is a stunning painting and one I would love to hang on my wall! What a beautiful subject!

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  8. I wish this painting was in my home!! Lovely. I really like the way it appears to sparkle. I laughed at your stories today..Thanks!

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