Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Painting - Jackson's Sun Orchid (WIP#1)

Started a new painting tonight, after much wasted time deliberating what I felt like painting. So I decided to go back to the wild Western Australian orchids that I love (many thanks to Tom for sharing his photos!) and try a new one.

I sketched in the flower tonight and started adding colour. This is on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, on the rough side. I am using Art Spectrum and Rembrandt soft pastels and Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils. It is around 9"x12" in size. As there is quite a detailed pattern in each petal I am using pastel pencils quite extensively to get the design as close to the original as possible, so it is taking a little longer to draw than roughing in with soft pastels.

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