Lotus Art: Easy Growth

Here is “Easy Growth.” The title refers to the effortless and graceful lotus flower. It just rises up out of the darkness into the yellow-orange light. The flower’s thick paint …

Lotus Art: Against All Odds

Here is “Against All Odds.” The title refers to the feeling of audacious upward growth and triumph of the bravely blooming lotus flower which has grown upwards and opened itself …

Rise Up

This lotus flower painting is called “Rise Up.” The reason I was first drawn to use lotus flower imagery was the symbolism of the flower reaching up out of the …

Underwater Lotus

Here is “Underwater Lotus.” Like my last painting, Dragonfly and Fish, an underwater cross-section shows the stems, large glossy leaves, and root ball of the underwater part of the lotus plant, …

Dragonfly and Fish

Here is “Dragonfly and Fish,” a fun painting which shows a cross-section of an underwater scene. You can see something similar in a lot of my “Tree of Life” paintings, …

Koi Circles

Here is my newest addition to my Lotus series: “Koi Circles” The viewer gazes down into the water to see two orange koi fish swimming in a graceful circle around the …

Three Dragonflies

Here is “Three Dragonflies.” In contrast to the rough and thick texture of the paint throughout, I painted the dragonflies with a delicate touch–they look filmy, light and ethereal as they flit …

Resting Place

Here is “Resting Place.” In this painting, a dragonfly has found this lovely welcoming lotus flower, spread open on the surface of the water, surrounded by lily pads. The water’s …

Dragonfly’s Discovery

Here is “Dragonfly’s Discovery!” The color gradient in the background goes from deep violet shadow at the bottom to bright scarlet and yellow at the top. This makes me imagine …