Monday, April 9, 2012

Khanh's Orchids

These flowers were a gift from a friend. I loved the way she arranged this whimsical bouquet of small orchids! It was a fun afternoon of trying to conquer a busy little subject in oils. I'm learning about under paintings and how they influence a painting's colors and mood. This painting had a Yellow Ochre  underpainting (a hint of this color is in the top left corner). The warm yellow underpainting made mixing a cooler green difficult.

Next time (if there IS a next time with this composition) I will under paint in Cobalt Violet & let some of this cool color show through in the final product. I will also use a larger brush for my petals.

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