The Reflection and the Water Lilies

It was a self-indulgently dreary kind of day. One of those grey, rainy and windy days that make you want to re-read Wuthering Heights, sing sad love songs…and paint a few flowers in a dark grey pond.

Alas, I had not painted in a while. And was again impatient. So this was the process and the result.

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I made a BIG mistake right from the start by painting the reflection of the lilies in this strong tone of madder lake deep red.

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The lilies look ok but omg look at the red blob.

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I had no motivation to finish this. I tried to cover the red blob with several layers of ultramarine blue mixed with payne’s grey. It does not seem to be working. Sigh. Ok, time out.

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