Dendrobium Orchids

My sketchbook is where I work out colors and composition.

My sketchbook is where I work out colors and composition.

small dendrobium

My most recent work is a small Dendrobium orchid.

 Dendrobium orchids have two or three leaves on an almost impossibly slender stem.  As they open, they have an almost triangular bud.  Before painting this particular image, I did a number of sketches and dissected the blossom and taped the parts of the flower to my sketchbook so I could refer to them later

I use as sketchbook to make decisions about composition and color as well as to figure out the lighting and forms of the final painting.  I don’t usually share my sketchbooks but I have them all over the place.

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