Monday, October 27, 2008

Waterlilies Series


Lily Dance  Oil on Canvas  16x20

After many years of painting, I decided to paint the subject of waterlilies.  I've always been a big fan of Claude Monet and have probably been influenced by him more than I realize.  I began with a couple of waterlily paintings, then found that I enjoyed painting the subject.  So I painted a couple more.  Now I've painted nine.  I suppose that constitutes a series.

I started out painting from a few reference photographs of my own.  The subject is endless fascinating to me and I see hundreds of possible compositions.  So, do I continue?  At this point, I'm not sure.  I've taken a short break from painting, since I'm getting ready for an art opening.  All the framing takes a lot of time.  I'll see if the waterlily muse is still there after the show.

2 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Janelle - I thought the painting from the 19th was wonderful but this is even more wonderful (Wonderfuller?) You should definately stay with this. I love the blue in this painting - it is a wonderful suggestion of the sky.

Loriann Signori said...

Beautiful, moody work Janelle!