Tag Archives: lotus

Lotus Sent, Blues Installed

I’m just sending off a small lotus painting that I made for my cousin-in-law Laura. It’s 6″ x 6″ on a cradled Ampersand panel.

Lipson, Laura's Lotus, 2014, acrylic on board, 6" x 6"

Laura’s Lotus, 2014, acrylic on board, 6″ x 6″

And here’s a photograph of an installation of panels custom-made for an unusual alcove in a very modern living room:

Lipson, Blue Flags, 2013, each 6" x 6", acrylic on board

Blue Flags, 2013, each 6″ x 6″, acrylic on board

And here’s a little tribute to the Boulder wind. There are many ways to explore color…


In the Shape of a Heart

The winter blues keep catching up with me this week, with a long stretch of cold, icy, grey days and a barren landscape and a lot of insomnia and anxiety about work and income. Color to the rescue.


Lipson, Copper Heart, 2014, acrylic on paper, 5" x 5"

Copper Heart

Lipson, 2014, Postcard hearts

Postcard Hearts

The finished lotus:

Lipson, 2014, Lotus 1, 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas

Lotus 1

Some stitching picked up after a long dormancy (I beaded the center medallion years ago, added the shisha mirrors, and will add more embroidery and silk panels for a finished wall hanging):


The Painting Trail

My small but serviceable studio is about 4.5 miles from where I live, and there’s a lovely trail that goes most of the way; on nice days, if I don’t have a lot to carry, I walk. There’s a large flock of Canadian geese that gathers on a pond along the trail. I’m very fond of them.

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In the studio I worked on a painting that’s been sitting dormant for a while. I guess I can’t deny that it’s a decorative painting, but I don’t really mind that at all. I love the iconic graphic lotus patterns that have been around for centuries in Indian textiles and they’re very fun to paint. It still needs a day or two of work but here’s the current state of it:


I was at a good stopping point but had too much paint on the palette to throw away, so I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and made this, which I like very much: IMG_1018

And here’s one more “imaginary landscape” that echoes that wintery pond where my geese like to do their networking.