Thursday, September 1, 2011

This Flower Bites!

This lady slipper orchid may look a bit menacing, but at least it's smiling! I got a bit loose and abstract with the background, while keeping the flower sharp. I used the "lifting" qualities of some colors like cerulean blue and manganese violet to move gritty pigments around on the paper. This is another one on Fabriano Artistico, 14"x11" hot press paper.  It was completed around January, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I love the amazing realism in color and value you obtained on such a difficult paper. The color of this orchid is so vivid and true to life... I also like how you obtained the wet-into-wet effects on the upper petals -- that is hard to do on hot press paper! Hats off.


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