Since watercolor on Yupo looks so watery, it was a no brainer to try some water scenes with it. After studying various reference photos of waterlilies and how they grow, this imagined scene emerged from my brush. There’s something exotic about the lovely lotus, and many cultures revere them. They are thought to symbolize longevity and indeed it’s been found that some seeds, having lain dormant for over a thousand years, will germinate and grow.
Many cultures view the lotus as a symbol of the seed of perfection, immortality and divinity carried inside of humanity. And of course Monet and his waterlilies of Giverny are proof that of a pond full of lotus blossoms has been a draw for artists over the centuries.