SIZE & SURFACE
The lotus plant is a perennial, aquatic plant that thrives in nutrient-rich, murky conditions. This plant enjoys an active and interesting daily life cycle. Lotuses root themselves in the mud, their lengthy stems reaching upward to find the top of the water. There, the lush blossoms grow, and as the lotus blooms, the blossoms unfold one by one. Petal by petal, each one emerges pristine from the mucky water thanks to a protective outer coating that repels dirt and water. I think that is so cool! These day-blooming plants submerge and close up at night, and reawaken above the water every morning. The petals last for just a handful of days before shedding.
The bright clear color they add to a green pond are always sure to make you smile.
This painting is a derivation from a photo generously shared by Melissa Cook Miller with permission given for use with unrestricted license. Thank you!
This original painting is:
- a handmade item
- painted on deep stretched canvas
- signed by the artist
* NOTE: Image colors may vary somewhat from the original due to natural display differences in computer monitors