January 15, 2022

Directly following from yesterday’s painting. This time, completely abstracted, the lobes of the orchid are circles (hand-painted silk organza), the lines on the petals are seed stitch. The palette is identical. Really, these two pieces are a pair. #365ChallengePostcards

January 14, 2022

Painting the orchid has been fascinating over the last week. Careful observation reveals that its amazing copper colour is due to the interaction of yellow petals with ‘orchid’ purple. Today I painted specifically with the idea of extracting the colours with thread and mixing them. #365ChallengePostcards