I love the whimsy of this sequined tight rope walker in her heels above the dark waterlily pond with its fierce looking birds in this Bergdorf Goodman window display on Fifth Avenue! The manikin is looking a little amphibious herself!
I had been commissioned to paint some pond lilies for a client in France. She had taken beautiful photographs of the white water lilies from her husband’s childhood cottage on Dessert Lake in Ontario, Canada and wanted to present the paintings to him as a surprise Christmas gift. They’re celebrating a little early so I can go ahead and post the images.
Here are photos from different stages of the painting of Desert Lake Pond Lily I, including several easy methods to check the progress of a work: