Lady Slipper Orchid

20160609_011026Inspired by a photo of a variety of Lady Slipper Orchid posted by my friend, Fernando Caputi, I painted this watercolour version on Arches paper with Schmincke Horadam watercolors in deep red, magenta, ultramarine finest, may green, lemon yellow, perm green olive and sepia brown. I also used a little white gouache for detail highlights.

The effect was achieved by layering alternating glazes with wet in wet blending. Details were added in wet into dry, again in layers.20160609_01092820160608_145247

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