Today, I’m celebrating completing Leslie Saeta's February 30 in 30 painting challenge! The image is a collage of paintings I finished. I didn’t include the four blue lotus flowers I painted. I also left out one other lotus flower painting so everything fit into a square.
Today’s the last watercolor lotus flower study for the 30 in 30 painting challenge. Like many others, I've tried to do the 30 in 30 challenge for years, but I never completed more than a handful of paintings. In the past, I was happy about completing the paintings that I did, but I knew I could do more.
I painted a lotus flower bud for today's lotus flower watercolor painting. I used a picture where the flower bud was looking almost straight at me. I used my typical pigments and painted it without using pencil lines as a guideline.
Today's watercolor painting was another "white" lotus painted on a white background. I used Winsor Newton Cobalt Violet paint mixed with some Winsor Newton Permanent Rose. I did not lay down any pencil lines first, painting only with the brush and water.
Today was a very typical painting day. The blessing, the curse, and the challenge of creating art is that, regardless of the medium, it will cause you to face who you are. I started out painting two fabulously horrible paintings before painting the lotus flower watercolor painting that I posted today.