"Orchid Awakening"

Oil on Linen Canvas

I painted this from life after my orchid plant decided to bloom. When this happens, I drop everything, because I know it will only happen once a year, if even that. I used a brass bowl that was my mother's and tried to paint the orchids as if they were "coming out of nowhere" into the painting. This required using lots of soft edges on the orchids to the far left and having them almost blend in with the background. This took me several tries to get them soft enough!

Image Size 16 x 20

Oil Painters of America Western Regional 2011

Winner Irving Art Center $1,000 Award of Excellence

2011 Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition

Available at Rich Timmons Gallery

Doylestown, PA

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