I painted these water lilies during a visit to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo Florida. While there, I made a black and white painting using a Pentel pocket brush and took some photos of the scene well before the color faded as it got closer to closing time. Once back in my studio. I painted the colors in with gouache and added the background digitally. There’s something that gives me a little Art Nouveau flavor in this. Maybe one day I will add some gold leaf.