This painting was painted at the beginning of my best period of working. I was still experimenting with the red outlining. The photograph came from the same group of photographs from ‘The Pink Waterlily’ of the lily pond at the Missouri State Fair. What a mouthful! The dapply effects on the lily pads and water was achieved by using kosher salt into the controlled wet areas. I was very pleased with the results.
On its first appearance, the painting was accepted into “the Scottsdale Artists’ League Show: The Salamander Show,” Camelview Plaza, Scottsdale, Az., March 6-13, 1983.
It went on the be accepted into “Arizona Watercolor Association Spring Show,” Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 17-30, 1983.
It was exhibited in “Color Flow,” Galleria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona, October 26-November 15, 1983. As I was producing so many paintings, I did not want to sell this one.
I still own this outstanding painting.
This painting is on a ‘whole sheet’ at 22.688″h x 29.982″w. It was painted on d’Arches 260 lb cold pressed paper with Winsor & Newton tube pigments, and Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Sable brushes. The heavy paper did not need any stretching. The painting was painted to show the deckle edges.