Fine Art Oil Paintings in Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona ~ To the Design Trades & Private Collectors since 1998
Title: Lady of the Lotus Size: 36" x 24" x 1½"
Origin: Original oil painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Custom framed, ready-to-hang
Accessories: Cert of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
The Lady of the Lotus painting creates an almost hypnotic pull to the viewer with its circular composition. Deep aqua waters ripple beneath towering lotuses as a beautiful red-haired woman glides through the water at the center of the scene. Her green eyes reveal both innocence and wisdom as she gazes ahead, flanked in her journey by golden Koi fish swimming at her side. The rich color palette strikes a perfect balance between cool and warm tones, bringing the feeling of an exotic waterscape into your space. Impasto brush strokes are scattered across the surface of the painting, adding complexity to its allure. Like a beautiful display of exotic flowers, viewers delight in her beauty as the light changes from morning into night; she remains as incandescent in candlelight as she appears in the light of dawn .
This is the second in a series of three fantasy compositions in oils with a theme of mystical, red-haired women: The Gypsy Queen, Lady of the Lotus, and Midnight in the Garden.
These three paintings represent Mia's interpretation of The Three Graces. However, rather than representing charm, beauty, and grace - historic attributes assigned to woman from a patriarchal perspective - they represent three natural phases of human enlightenment: self-acceptance, liberation, and wholeness.
Lady of the Lotus portrays the phase of liberation - when a young woman sheds the judgements of self and others, and frees herself to pursue her dreams. She swims naked between several koi fish as she rediscovers the "freedom of being" she knew as a child. Her long red hair, woven delicately with pearls and roses, calls attention to the loving time and preparations made for youth’s transition into the next phase of life. She sets her gaze on the future with curiosity and hopefulness, immersed in the waters of possibility as she glides through a forest of fragrant lotus blossoms, an ancient symbol of new beginnings.