Nymphaea Lillie – Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

A few years ago I completed a monoprint of a water lillie, the Nymphaea Lillie. It was based on a photo I took in the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, in South Australia. I have always wanted to do an oil painting of the same subject.

Some parts of the painting, mainly the top third, show the acrylic underpainting. The rest of the painting I have painted with the first layer of oil paint. The painting will most likely come alive when I paint the flower’s centre, it will give depth and richness of colour.

This is the painting I am working on this week. Its 24 x 30 inches.

IMG_9763_2Nymphaea Lilly, oil on canvas, Elisabeth Howlett, [on my easel]

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