Sue bravely said she would share her paintings from Day 1 of our orchid painting workshop with the world.
First, her 15 minute sketch of a white-flowered Oncidiinae orchid:
She thought it was a great loosening up exercise.
Next her value study of the same orchid (a way to get to know the orchid better, and study darks and lights):
At this point she had two different perspectives of the same orchid flower, so she decided to put them together in one piece:
This image was made by tracing each of the two previous flowers in the positions that they would be in if they were on the same plant. This painting is on hot press using Winsor Newton "Neutral Tint" (a blackish-gray color); the previous painting was on cold press, also using Neutral Tint. NOTICE: the added lower left sepal that was missing in the previous painting! Sue's comment on this final piece for the day is: "practice, practice makes perfect!"