Some quick postings to give a feel for this year's orchid painting workshop. My guests arrived Sunday evening, and we had a wonderful meal presented by Amber, our chef, started to get to know each other, and then retired to our various sleeping places to dream of orchids and painting, sounds of waves, warm tropical breezes.
Yesterday was our first day drawing and painting, so we started with a 15 minute sketch of a flower to warm up and begin to feel relaxed about drawing....to get in the groove. Here is mine.
Next we spent some time sketching some details in the flower.....
as a great way to get to know the orchid a little better. The final assignment for the day was to try a value study on both cold press and hot press watercolor paper. I went to dark to fast on my cold-press version:
and finally a version on hot press watercolor paper:
More about today's endeavor's, but on a lighter note, look what we had for lunch today: