and another one

pond with lilies oil pastel drawing

So when I painted the pond in oil the first time, I also made a drawing in oil pastel.  I am really in Degas territory with this one:  “il faut refaire la même chose dix fois, cent fois” – you must redo the same thing ten times, a hundred times.”

I must really like this motif.

earlier pond

pond with lilies in oil

I had painted the pond before.   Not sure when this was — long enough ago that I had forgotten it.  Turns out it’s the same size as the one I’m painting now: it also measures 20 x 24.  The only difference is that it’s an oil painting.

When the acrylic paintings are finished, I’m going back to this one to do some more work.

I had rehearsed this motif more than I knew.  And it’s pleasing to see how close together the two paintings are to each other in overall forms and textures.