Art of Betty J. Billups

WATER LILIES

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Pond Lilies16 x 20 -Water Lily Paintings impressionism paintings of water lilies; water lilie paintings, paintings of water lilies - Art of Betty J. BillupsWATER LILIESAny original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print to fit your size requirement for home or office!For More OriginalsClick here
Pond Lilies
16 x 20

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No, the sky didn't turn yellow...that's a building reflecting into the water. So, if you are creating a water piece, remember, almost anything can carry it's color throughout the water area. Just remember...THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES in art...kind of like LIFE!


(A little philosophy here!): Some of these water lilies almost feel like they are floating on air, on a soft stillness, while others are hurrying toward sunset! None look like the other. I assumed nothing when I did any one piece...only looking for the rich DIFFERENCES!
Like our lives...the happy and the sad, the rich and the poor, the content and the angry, the leaners and the supporters. Each, needing the other, to find its bearing, to set it's course.

One of the things I get real tired of, is hearing people "blame" their problems on their childhood, or their "dysfunctional families."
Stop and think, Christ had a step Dad, and
Superman had two step parents...and they turned out GREAT!
MAYBE being DYSFUNCTIONAL is a part of the job description! Part of why we are HERE in the first place!

Reminds me of a story, of two identical twins in their 40s...one who drank excessively, and one who never touched hard liquor. When the first was asked why he drank, he said his father did, so what did the world expect from him? More of the same!! When the second brother was asked why he didn't drink, he said: "Did you know my Father? I don't want to repeat that!"
So, it really comes down to choices! And we all make them, on our own...and that's okay...the DIFFERENCES make LIFE that much more colorful...just enjoy, that which you have created!!




Keeping with the spirit of things
the following is also shared with you!

Also, I never list another artist's web site, but I am making an exception!

"TO THY OWN SELF BE TRUE"...

should be the basis of painting from your soul
(which has always been my philosophy,
more important than any sales, or any approval!)
...and to understand this, a friend of mine, Tom Clements,
has shared a great deal from his "soul"...
if you care to read some of his thoughts on the soul of painting,
please visit his web site:

if you care to read some of his thoughts on the soul of painting,
please visit his web site:
Tom Clements Website
Click here

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