Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2

Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2 - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #259 – Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

Trying a loose painting style.

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5 Responses to “Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2”

  1. Caroline Says:

    The looser painting style is certainly working – this is beautiful. You’ve really captured the orchids, I always think the flowers look like small faces reaching out for affection :o)

  2. Susan Roux Says:

    This is beautiful! The color, the softness… I like the way the background lightens and cools as it descends. Very well done.

  3. Larry Lee Says:

    Very nice. It looks like you painted it from a photograph that had a shallow depth of field. The flower in the foreground is very sharp while the flower in the background is slightly out of focus. The effect draws attention to the detail of the first and works well.

  4. Faith Te Says:

    Ms. Caroline and Ms. Susan, thanks so much for your comments!

    Mr. Larry, thank you! It was painted from life, but the shallow depth of field effect was what I was going for.

  5. Danielle Says:

    Just wanted to let you know how BEAUTIFUL I think your vision of the Dendrobium is. I was just finishing up skething some of these beautiful flowers myself, was searching the internet for color ideas before I watercolor, typed “Dendrobium” into Google, it sent me a bunch of visual representations (ie. I’ve been looking and studying these flowers for a a while) ran across your picture and was blown away by how fabulous your rendering of this flower has been presented. From a total stranger you have a wonderful talent (and though I am not an art authoritarian I do know what I like). Soft, dimensional, and soothing complimentary colors/shadings! You should be so proud of your talent! Kudos from Michigan, USA:)

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