Lotus Lilies

This project was a commission for some friends of mine. I normally don't do commissions, but could not resist this one because they let me do whatever I wanted for a special wall in their home. So I chose to do lotus lilies, a beautiful flower with magical meaning. They grown form murky mud into majestic splendor, a living metaphor for transcendence. I used gold metallic paint for this project to go in their very formal home.

All my work begins with a loose thumbnail sketch
Then I enlarge the drawing and refine it.
Here is the clay work before it was painted.

Lotus Lilies     Three 12" x 12" panels   Paper Clay on wood Panels