Friday, 8 January 2016

Loosening Up with Orchids in Watercolour, Ink & Crayon

As a loosening up exercise today I thought I would paint an orchid from life.  This sketch was painted “a la prima” with no prior planning.  

This sketch is not an exact observational piece as realism does not always interest my muse.  I find working from life develops original ideas and compositions.  I was attracted by the crescent shape the orchid petals created.


  1. Often spontaneity pays off, this is an excellent example :-))

  2. Dear Laura - so soft and lovely. Like the extra texture you created with the ink and crayon. Hope you have a delightful day.

  3. I love the design you made flows beautifully down the page and the colors are gorgeous! Beautiful painting!

  4. This is a lovely sketch, one would never think you did not pre-plan this. Love the delicate colours x

  5. Love the background that provides the wonderful negative spaces for the orchid petals. Nicely done!!


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