I continued with the theme from yesterday of painting my lotus flowers without using a pencil guide first. This produced a rich, vibrant, bold floral watercolor painting yesterday, and I was able to repeat it today. Similar to yesterday, the flower was painted at the end of a busy day instead of the morning.
I chose purple color instead of the red or magenta color because I hadn't painted a purple lotus flower in a while. I couldn't get 8 petals on the lotus flower, but I did get 6 petals.
When I researched the symbolism of the 6 petaled lotus flower, I was led to the sacral chakra in Hinduism which is governed by the Hindu goddess, Parvati. This is where Hindu's believe the strength and energy to sustain life originates along with creativity and sensual pleasures. A 16-petaled lotus flower and the color orange is usually the symbol, but a 6 petaled lotus flower is commonly used in lieu of 16 petals.
My 6 petaled lotus flower is violet or purple, not orange. But, there's no reason why I can't make up a 6 petaled lotus flower that's orange!