Wednesday, September 9, 2009

" Floating Lily Pads"
8x10 Oil On Linen Panel
This is a study I did on location a couple nights ago. I was standing on a platform literally on the water looking down. I've had this idea of doing a large studio piece of lily pads just looking down into the water and needed to go out in the field to study them first, so this is what I ended up with! They have a very beautiful growth pattern that I find really interesting. For as many times as I've painted this subject on location I never quite understood their pattern of growth until now. They seem to have a pull and resist kind of anchoring strength to them. It's really quit lovely! They do lay flat somewhat, but it's almost as though they are being pulled down by one force and try growing up OUT of the water with another, reaching for the light. The roots win!
So, I'll keep you posted on the large studio piece. . . . . .

10 comments:

Marc R. Hanson said...

This is good, pure and simple. Do you do this for a living? ;-)

Ben Bauer said...

I love the comp in this - how big? I see it 30x36

B

Angela B said...

Kami, I love this painting. I have looked at them all summer and have had a desire to try to paint them. They are so peaceful. Beautiful work!
Angela B

Kami Polzin said...

Well Miss Angela! Good to see you here! :) Lily pads are funny, they are so intriguing to paint. I'm always surprised at how much more difficult they are than I anticipate them being... . with THAT said, you should paint them! :)

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Marc, I might try that someday! ;)

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Ben, thanks! I've got a 24x30 waiting for me. Kind of square like you were thinking. Should be interesting, I'll keep you posted.

I've got an 18 x24 going of a still life right now. That's a fun still life format.

solange said...

Very beautiful!!!!
Love and light
solange

Kami Polzin said...

Thank you Solange! I hope you have a lovely day!

Will Ersland said...

Masterful!

Kami Polzin said...

Hey Bill! You made a post! :) Good to see you here, thanks for commenting! :)