I’ve long been a fan of tropical architecture, with the sloping eaves, the breezeways, and cooling ponds in courtyards. With this painting I wanted to recreate the beauty of the lily pads in these interior courtyards, where the dark cool water contrasts against the whiteness of the tiles.
Almost Bali-esque, there’s a lushness to the foliage and, although there are a lot of bold architectural masculine elements, i felt the lily’s themselves softened the mood and helped create a spa-like feel.
This particular painting reminds me of wonderful resort holidays we would have in Port Douglas, and I hope it imparts that feel to the viewer.
30x30” (76.2cm x 76.2cm)
acrylic on canvas