It went from almost finding itself inside the kitchen trash can a couple of times to one of my favorites. That is really the way art goes though......you just never know.
When I last left off, the area underneath the painting had not yet been completed. I decided when I first started this painting that I wanted to have the orchid growing from bark. I thought it would look very textural and organic and really add a special touch to the painting. It took a while to get the bark looking just the way I wanted it too but I was finally able to create bark that has a real "texture" to it.
This moth orchid is painted in acrylic on 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas. The overall dimensions are 14" x 18".
The black background and bark are carried around all the sides. You will even find some bark chips on the bottom of the canvas.......
I'm really happy that I decided to go with the black background as I think it makes the painting "pop".
In the beginning......there was just a blank canvas and an idea which eventually developed into a sketch.
In the end.......the purple moth orchid or "Purple Phalaenopsis"is complete!! Coming soon to my website and my etsy shop... http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .
I've already got my eye on the next project I want to do.....a 24" x 30" still life orchid scene on gallery canvas. Before I take on that large task though, I'm working on an antique ceiling tin with african violets so stay tuned........