Lily pond

A few days ago I went over to the Houston Arboretum to paint the lily pond. It was hot (mid 80’s) but there was a nice breeze so it was pleasant after all. I feel very fortunate to have such a beautiful place to paint in “my own backyard” which means it’s only 5 minutes from my house. This is a 9″x12″ oil on masonite.


  1. April 25, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    Joan this is gorgeous! Love it! And you ARE lucky, what a wonderful place to paint , or just sit around enjoying.

  2. April 25, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    Beautiful painting, Joan! You got some nice darks and nice reflections.

    I enjoyed reading about your trip to Paris and Geneva! Your paintings are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. April 26, 2011 / 9:49 am

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this one. What an amazing painting! I love the hard lime green edge with all the soft fuzzy water and trees. This is really amazing, Joan.

  4. April 28, 2011 / 5:32 am

    I love lily pads and this area is a perfect place to paint! I love the reflections in the water and all the color you put there.

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