Oil on Canvas Panel
I painted Lily Dance three years ago before becoming completely immersed in the Tonalist style. Every time I go to the Art Institute of Chicago, the first thing I do is go to the Claude Monet paintings. Viewing his originals is like stepping into a wonderful dream world. The viewer comes away feeling nurtured and refreshed.
Feeling so inspired, I felt compelled to paint water lilies. This painting is one of six water lilies that I painted that year. I thought it was sweet that the buyer's daughter is also named Lily.
July has been filled with so many things to do for us - weddings, graduations, sailing and get-togethers. I hope your July is a busy, happy one too!