Waterlilies, drawing, 2016
These gorgeous white lilies with lemon yellow centres come out in the pond in June. I like to make areas of very pale blue to give volume to white flower petals. Not only are they beautiful to look at but also they are sweetly fragrant. Perhaps in self defense they don’t respond well to being picked. So like the green frogs, you have to sit down with the lily pads to admire them. Because they usually grow close to the shore, the water is a very deep dark blue around them. The flower reflections are light and medium grey. "Queen of the Lakes", Catharine Parr Traill's name for this lovely crown-like flower is perfect!