I started with the blue watery pattern that I accomplished with the help of a roller brush; like the kind you use to paint your walls. That took my Pollock-esque splashes of paint and translated them across the three feet of canvas. Then, I blended it with another one of those house-painting brushes.
Later on, I decided to paint a pink lotus. This is one of my favorite flowers, and I like the spiritual meanings implied in imagery featuring lotus flowers. There's a famous quote that equates a lotus with the human spirit. "May I live like the lotus, at ease in muddy water..."
After spending a while on the flower, I outlined it with light blue paint, and added some speckles with the darker colors to add some extra texture. I'm quite happy with the way this turned out, and being the biggest thing I've ever painted, it was also one of the quickest!
Have you painted anything lately?
What is your favorite flower?