I may have been 6 or 7 years old when Monet and I first met through an art book which illustrated photos of his lily ponds and lotuses. The images were love at first sight for me. His compositions were so beautiful that I never dared to paint a lotus until tonight. Since that day, somewhere deep inside me, I held a belief that lotuses are never to be painted again as they will never look as beautiful as Monet's.
Twenty years later, I was introduced to the idea that a lotus is well loved all around the world. This mystical flower holds many meanings in different beliefs.
Last week, I strolled through a local gallery shop and noticed beautiful paintings of lotus ponds by a local artist. They inspired me.
Today, for my final daily painting I created my very first lotus.
To me it symbolizes; Beauty, Rebirth, Enlightenment, Fortune.
Thank you for viewing my month of painting fiasco!