Wednesday, December 26, 2007


My dear friends N & L have a beautiful home and garden here in the 90210.

Mr. N Has quite a green thumb and his collection of Paphiopedilum, really put on a crowd pleasing show every year. Ive been waiting for more of the blooms to open up to get the full impact of the collection and Mr. N's fantastic display.

I can't wait to get started on paintings and drawings of these specimens as a large group and individually. I'm thinking BIG on this project.

It is amazing how the same blooms can look so delicate and soft...

And then so dynamic and bold depending on the light and angles.

Check back soon to how the works come along. Be sure t look at the "previous posts / archives" for more images of my work.
Merci to N & L.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Orchid Is The New Black

I like to sometimes try different materials and techniques other than the watercolors to capture the drama and beauty of a particular orchid. Like this Grammatophyllum speciosum .

I love drawing and I love color pencils. Everything looks great drawn in color pencil. What makes this drawing super dynamic is the fact that it is drawn on BLACK paper. Kind of along the lines of a Velvet Elvis concept. The blooms really pop from the background . The shadows on the petals are not darkened in, that is actually where the black paper shows through when there is no drawing.

Enjoy, More to come!

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