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Monday, March 24, 2014

GARDENS AND PARKS - "ANTICIPATING WATERLILLIES" by FRAN


My husband does not grow flowers, he prefers growing tomatoes.  But there is one exception.  He likes waterlilies.  For several years we had a large pond built of stacked garden timbers lined with plastic. However, with time the timbers rotted and it began to leak.  Now we have one fish and some buckets for the waterlilies, not nearly as spectacular, but easier to maintain.

This digital painting was made from a photo I took of the lilies in the big pond.  They are still resting under water right now.  They will not bloom until later in the summer.

16 comments:

  1. Your water lilies are beautiful. It would be nice to have a water lily pond. Very nice Fran.

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    1. Thank you. We enjoyed it while it was there.

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  3. I love waterlilies, so this really appeals to me. Nice job on this, Fran!

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  4. I'm always amazed at what digital apps can do to photos making them look like actual paintings.

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    1. Thanks Lynn. Yes the apps can create some interesting effects but I do not use the apps. I use the pad to sketch my photo with black or gray lines and then use the various coloring brushes to paint the drawing myself. I cannot get quite the same watercolor effect of actual watercolors, but I can paint anywhere without the mess and mistakes are easily corrected.

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    2. I think what you did is awesome!

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  5. Waterlilies are so beautiful! I can tell you, that even here they grow wildely and are so sweet.you did a great job digitaly. It looks like a real painting!

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    1. Thank you Sirkka. It took a long time to master the digital pen and I still have a long way to go. I will admit it makes one a little lazy not having to get out the paper and paint and a place to use them. Must get back to some paper.

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  6. Your drawing is beautiful, I love the colours. Digital drawing/painting is still a created piece of work, I am cheering you for it from here as personally I struggle with digital art, perhaps one day I'll get the hang of it, lol.

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    1. Thank you Ann. When I first got the pad, my first attempts were discouraging and I swore that I had wasted my money. But with time, I have grown to love it.

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  7. I thought it was a real life watercolor on paper. You are really good with the computer drawing. I am impressed! Good job.

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  8. These are really pretty, Fran! Where does the fish live? In the bucket?

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    1. Thanks Melissa. He has his own little bucket. I started with six fish but he has outlived them all. He is a hearty one.

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