Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Slipper orchid

I can't believe I first started on this subject in October of last year! Lots of things - other paintings, commissions, other interests, all got in the way until I recently decided that any unfinished work was either to be completed - or dumped!
So - here are the last few stages of this painting.

Some background had been filled in for weeks, giving me the contrast needed to decide on the brightness of the uppermost petals. Work is progessing from left to right with pencils and with Sennelier. It was just a matter of more of the same to completion - the frame was waiting!
Paphiopedilum parishii © Niall O'Neill

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