Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Bill posted an orchid challenge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorus_maver/5461127055/) in the Watercolourist, Painting with Light group. I have been painting 'loose' flowers for a while, and thought I'd return to more traditional watercolor techniques to approach this very formal flower.
I tried scanning my painting on 2 different scanners, but the light bleached out the pale yellow, sky blue and magenta background -- but if you squint a bit, you can just about see the colors in this upload.
THANKS so much, Bill for the challenge - Wonderful fun!
We've another late night gardening class tonight -- vegetables -- my favorite topic! And a full-house and waiting list!
I took a long walk around the campus yesterday - already crocus are up, forsythia is a bright yellow, and our apricot trees (Prunus mumi) are in FULL bloom -- yet the temps are in the 40s making spring seem more like a dream than the flowers may reveal ...
Hope your day is grand!