Sunday, 25 March 2007

The Orchid

This again was taken from a photo.The first time i had ever seen an orchid as a flower present in the hospital.I asked the lady if i could photograph it, and that it would make the garden blog.Little did i know how orchid madness grips you.
I have done google research, bought two books, and now have three orchid bulbs growing.
It was done in Acrylic paint, trying to capture the beauty of the pink flowers with the magical yellow centres.The white roots are visible on top of the bark medium. The green leaves were fat and waxy.I loved the tendrils gripping the canes and rising upwards to the beautiful flowers.
I want to paint more Orchids, but would like them from still life.

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