Hi there, how are you?
This week two of our orchid plants have flowered, a red one and a new flower with a bucket shaped flower.
The red orchid has small angular petals and the leaves seem to grow out of vertical flat bulbs.
I haven’t yet drawn the bulbs but maybe I will if only to document the whole plant.
(Above) the whole flower stalk is painted with watercolour.
The flowers are a deep burgundy colour not the purple you see here. Have tried and failed to produce this colour with any medium so far, so obviously I need to keep trying.
Below are two sets of three flowers drawn with coloured brush pens, the top three using a deep wine colour and the bottom with magenta underneath the wine colour.
For some reason the scans all look purple?
The other orchid was a mothers day gift last year. The youngling handed it to me in two parts as the flower had dropped off in transit, hehehe. I was very exited to see it bloom this week.
As I said it has a kind of bucket flower in green and pink and small green two toned leaves, very exotic indeed.
I painted the whole plant first then had some fun experimenting turning the flower as I drew it to better examine the shapes.
The left side drawn with a brush pen and right has a little colour added.
I’m hoping that like the other orchids the flowers will last quite a while so I can keep on drawing them.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x