Lotus Art: Easy Growth

Here is “Easy Growth.”

Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

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 texture and bright white petals stand out on top of the abstract background.

Detail: Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The background is full of interesting details–rivulets of color travel downwards, reminiscent of plant roots.

Detail: Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The whole background is pulling downwards–the warm, saturated colors gradually shifting darker and darker as they seep towards the bottom of the canvas.

Detail: Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Detail: Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

And the flower grows upwards, smoothly and with ease.

Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Easy Growth. 36" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee
Easy Growth. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The deep edges of this piece contribute to the elegance of the image.

 

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