Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Orchids
Oil on board
24x18



























This is my third 18 x 24 incher in a row. I do like this size. Usually I paint on linen on board but this time I tried painting right onto a primed board. It was a very different painting experience. The paint just slid on, real smooth, no teeth to hold the paint.  I haven't decided yet whether or not I like it.
These orchids were  inspired by a book of botanical illustrations that I have by Alexandre Brun. A beautiful collection called The Forgotten Orchids. I might do a few more from the book.
I see there is some glare in the photo. I'll see if I can correct that at a later time.

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