Final of Pond Painting Three

Lily painting three

Here is the finished painting of lily pond three.  I like the relative scale of water versus lily pads much better here because it allowed me to concentrate less on the individual pads and more on the overall texture and colors.  Playing with the varying tones in the water was a lot of fun and allowed for some freeform brushstrokes.  I was able to go with bolder application of color on the individual lilly pads too and create an almost abstract work that still had very identifiable objects.

I am thinking about the possibility of making reproductions of this series.  For almost the first time I think the work might be good enough and the subject matter generic enough for some sort of licensing on the drop ship websites.  I need to investigate what photography would be needed and the relative costs involved. What do you think?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denisebushphoto
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 16:57:50

    I think this would be a good seller! I love it. Friends who paint and then photograph for prints have some success by shooting outside on a cloudy day. If you have a photographer friend with a good DSLR who knows how to set the correct white balance that would be the way to go.


    • ruthsartwork
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 22:42:20

      I kind of agree. This pond series is the first thing I have felt that prints might be appropriate for. I have had some photos taken and am in the process of investigating prints. He did some of my ink/watercolor pieces too, but the white balance is off and needs some photoshop work. It’s a little overwhelming.


  2. foresterartist
    Feb 28, 2019 @ 14:04:19

    This is fantastic Ruth! It would be great for prints. If you can find someone with a good commercial scanner would even be better.


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