Some months back I started a painting after learning some new techniques from a Book and DVD by Karlyn Holman. She really does know how to encourage and inspire you to take some risks and have fun. At the time my painting had reached that ugly stage and I thought all was lost as I had scrubbed out much of the original ideas on the paper but I did not throw it out but it away underneath some happier results. During a sort out a couple of days I go I found this piece and started to work on it once more. I let it tell me what it needed to become like Cinderella and finish as a beauty.
Ironically after googling some info on Lotus flowers I read that they had been referred to as the Cinderella of the aquatic world due to the murky waters they bloom in.
Thanks to my friend Maria I had this reference photo she kindly sent to me from
her visit to the Adelaide Botanical Gardens.
For my painting I have used watercolour with some bits of rice paper collage, salt and cling film for texture here and there with quite a few various colour glazes.
|A Cinderella Beginning|
22" x 15"