CEO Water-Lilies Study
unframed but matted to 8x10
©2019 Helen Klebesadel
It was high summer in Wisconsin when I painted this small study in the size of an artist trading card. Summer wouldn’t be summer here without at least one canoe trip. I took a nice long day-trip with friends on the Wisconsin River ( a trip which will inspire many paintings to come.) This little watercolor was inspired by the back channels and byways that are sometimes connected through tributaries to the river. Some of the backwater marshes are spring fed slues that are filled with yellow or white water-lilies. Upon returning to my home in Madison I took advantage the sunken garden of our local botanical garden, Olbrich Gardens, to get another close-up look at water-lilies.
Painted on 14olb Arches cold press using only the highest quality professional artists materials