After the last exercise on orchids, I decided to bring them to class again last week. I bought a paler shade this time, almost white with a hint of purple. After class, I bought another stalk of pure white. Just to show you the differences below.
The purple stalk in the centre was a leftover from my first painting (orchids are tough – they last a long time). The one on the left with a hint of purple which I painted during the second class on orchids, and the white one on the right which I attempted painting at home.
I thought I was being pretty smart to bring only one stalk of orchids this time. But look what teacher added!
So this was what I had to deal with.
I found the white orchids pretty difficult. And I think I overdid the dotting to make certain areas stand out. So it looks a little dottie.
I tried painting orchids again a few days later, choosing the pure white orchids as a challenge. It was a challenge.
Here it is. I was afraid over over painting. I will try again. I realise that white flowers are really a challenge but worth tackling.
Talking about challenges. In the midst of mine, I was wondering what happened to that row of figs that Raye promised? Here’s my row. Although two (dried) figs could hardly be considered a row by some. But I was so hungry waiting for THAT row of figs, I just ate some of mine. So there are only two left. Oops – actually none by this posting : )