Early Morning Waterlilies
Lowe Pond, Boxford, Massachusetts
acrylic on canvas panel
This is the plein air piece from the other morning after I re-worked it a bit. I still would like to go back and try again another day! I read that the water lily blossoms open each morning and close by early afternoon and only bloom for a few days then they sink down in the water for the "fruit" to grow under the surface. I was at the pond just after sunrise, so that explains why not many flowers were open. I'd like to go back and study these further.
I spent and hour and a half painting in a field this morning while the kids were at a morning playground program across the street. A better expedition that my last plein air experience! I hope to post my painting from today later. I know I need to push myself out of my comfort zone a little and keep practicing the plein air work - hopefully I will start to see some improvement........