Lotus Flowers Original Mixed Media Canvas

Lately I’ve had an interest in Lotus flowers and how striking they look as a focal point in a canvas.  I had painted them before in muse canvas of the girl in a meadow setting.  But, this time I was working on a smaller 12″ x 12″ gallery wrapped canvas and wanted to make the flowers central.

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I started with a muted background using acrylics in colors that would be found in a meadow setting, blues, greens and raw sienna.

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I used various stencils to create the textured background in varying shades of my initial colors.  I also used some of my favorite “everyday items” to create markings.

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Once I had an idea of where I wanted to place my Lotus flowers I started painting light shades to darker shadows. I’m also loving the drippage effect I get with ink sprays.

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Here is the finished piece…

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I’m really pleased and happy with the results.  It’s now available in my shop for purchase.  This is the first piece in a series I’ll be doing highlighting this wonderful flower, so stay tuned for more…

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