Ok so….all weekend long I had been pining for this beautiful mini cymbid orchid that we had in the shop. Being too broke to spend $11.00 on the stem, I left empty handed on Friday. I thought about her on my walk home, and when I woke up on Saturday morning too. Maybe some people reading are already thinking “wow…this girl has a problem!!” but if you were in her presence you would fall instantly in love too! I prayed that she would still be there on Monday morning so that maybe I could just take her home! Despite my shallow pockets, I made the purchase and I could never regret it!
today I spend ALOT of time with my new friend. I decided to finally unwrap my wooden canvas board and start in on a painting of her. I haven’t painted in a WHILE! It’s always a little rough getting started when you’ve been away so long.The images below illustrate my progression so far on this piece!
I can really get wrapped up in the details, and when I paint from life I find that I have been trained to paint exactly what I see. This time I am trying to focus more on the colours, and the shapes to inspire a painting. I want it to be more exciting and passionate than just a painting of an orchid. Hopefully I will get it to that point! Still working on it! It feels so nice to have a painting on the go in the background of everything else that is going on right now.
So…just a few glamor shots of my new friend to end today’s post.