Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Lily Pads II

Here is another one with the lily pads. I decided to experiment a little bit with this one and go with a more impasto (super thick) type of application on the paint. I laid the base down with a brush and then put the final layer on using a palette knife. I’ve never really used the knife to apply paint so it felt a little strange. ┬áThat said, I think I like this one better than No. 173.

Lily Pads

Lily pads are like cat nip for painters. You know they’ve been done before but there is a siren call that calls you to paint them. I pulled off the road and saw this marsh/lake with these guys and knew we were going to be friends.

The funny thing about this painting is that I was focusing on the lily pads and did not really stress about the reflection of the trees and I think that is what I like best about this one.