I was recently visiting Goa, and while driving, we came across this large lake - it was rather swampy, muddy, murky. But it seemed to be home to hundreds of floating white and purple and pink flowers. There is something very restful and soulful in seeing lotus flowers in the wild, natural setting - perhaps my first time in recent memory. Anyway, here is an attempt to paint the lake based on the few photos I took.
I thought my previous attempt lacked some darks in the water, so I painted another one. It turned out different from what I intended -a bit cooler, midnight-moonlightish, and a lot more messy :)