Wednesday, August 27, 2008

White orchids that turned pink

This painting was inspired by some white orchids I saw in an artist's studio in Philadelphia this spring, but they turned pink as I painted them. I tried a different background but it was too distracting so I overpainted it with blue. This is quite large, painted on 18" x 24" paper.


MaX said...

Lovely watercolour. Do you mean the orchids turned pink or the watercolour wash turned pink?

marina said...

The orchids were white in actual fact, but they turned pink as I kept adding pink and blue shadows to them to bring out their shapes.