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Lotus Art: Stand Tall

By Artbycedar

This painting is called, “Stand Tall” because of the extreme exaggeration of the flower’s tall stem.

Stand Tall. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The whole thing is stretched vertically, and one meaning behind the title is an encouragement to reach outside our comfort zones, stretching just a little farther into becoming our best selves.

Detail: Stand Tall. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The flower petals are arranged perfectly, the flower’s form proud and graceful.

Detail: Stand Tall. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

The many layers of paint, thick and thin, work together to create interesting effects–tiny delicate rivulets down the canvas alongside thick gloppy drips.

Detail: Stand Tall. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

As we reach the bottom of the canvas, the red drips down over an  inky darkness speckled through with tiny splashes of color.

Stand Tall. 36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

This impossibly tall flower on the narrow, vertical 3-foot canvas creates a feeling of elevation.

In the studio, you can see the painting among my other recent artwork, (bottom left) the glistening drips of paint still very wet here.

Lotus Art: Stand Tall

Eclipse and Lotus artwork in Cedar Lee studio: left-right, top-bottom: “A Dream of Joy and Sorrow,” “Eclipse Day Climber,” “Stand Tall,” “Against All Odds”

These vertical-format lotus paintings look amazing alone and together. Here they are together in the afternoon sun streaming in through the studio doors.

Lotus Art: Stand Tall

Cedar Lee Lotus paintings: left-right: “Stand Tall,” “Free Spirit,” “Easy Growth”

Lotus Art: Stand Tall

Cedar Lee Lotus paintings: left-right: “Stand Tall,” “Free Spirit,” “Easy Growth”


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