Friday, November 7, 2008

"First Orchid" --- Sold


This is my first try of painting orchid. I had some hard time with it. My palette did not provide the colors I need. I could not mix the purple I want. If you have the experience with orchid painting, please help me out.

6 comments:

D said...

I find that violets or purples are hard to mix. I buy different violets already in the paint tubes to help. when I place oranges next to the violets, it makes them brighter. your work is beyond compare, I love your fruit paintings and now it is refreshing to see different flowers.

Suzy said...

Fabulous ... I have tried this orchid and it is not
as easy as it looks. Love the closeup.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

beautiful... just beautiful...

Amy said...

thank you. your work and words are so inspiring.

Linda said...

Hi
Have you tried Cobalt Violet Pink? It is a new color from www.blueridgeoilpaint.com
I also had trouble with this orchid and Eric Silver mixed the color I needed. Your Orchid is beautiful, your paintings an inspiration!

horsthh said...

I had a similar problem, my teacher told me to buy tube of magenta,as this color cannot be mixed