Lotus Hum

Sitting next to a lotus pond on the northeast coast of the Island of Hawai’i, my senses light up. The air seems to hum, though my ears hear nothing. I’m captivated by the enormous lotus leaves swaying in the breeze on long, thin stems. The delicate lotus blossoms and buds are luminous, and here at the pond the hum is everywhere. It stays with me – even back in the studio – over the ensuing weeks of painting this lotus family.

Original painting size: 20in. × 16in.