Orchid Orchestra (plus 1)

David Allen

This composition was put together for the “Floral Fantasy” challenge. In general, painting flowers doesn’t inspire me and with the addition of “Fantasy” I found it even more daunting. Eventually I decided that a composition of some of the bizarre wild orchids may inspire me. So I sourced photos of various orchids (eg Bee Orchid, Fly Orchid and Monkey Orchid) and constructed a composition that I thought was balanced. Unfortunately once I’d finished it I realised that one wasn’t an orchid but part of a foxglove which had been part of an earlier idea!
Cotman watercolours, watercolour pencils and ink pens on 240gm Fabriano watercolour paper.

  • Media: Ink Pens, Watercolour, Watercolour pencils
  • Subject: Members' Gallery
  • Size: 35cm x 25cm

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