Thursday, March 06, 2008

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Orchid WIP 6 - Done?
Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Watercolor pencil on cold press paper. It's a little bigger than the last two were, it's 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. I was just supposed to do a simple flower or piece of fruit to get some feel for watercolor pencils...but couldn't pass this up. I took the photo at Powell Gardens last year during Cynthia Padilla's Botanical Still Life class. It was fun to try different techniques; lifting color from the pencils with a wet brush, dry points on wet paper and blending in layers. I like them! I'd like to pare my palette down to something portable, like most of us are in Kate Johnson's Watercolor Pencil Magic online class, and I want to get some of the F-C Albrect Durer pencils, too. They are very portable and it was neat to do the doorway and come home and wet it and detail it later last week.

This orchid's gotten some nice comments over on Flickr...come see!

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