In my studio: Orchids, Amaryllis & Eucalyptus- 35 x 35 inches

Starting with a loose sketch.
Starting with a loose sketch.
Blocking in the colour.
Blocking in the colour.
detail
detail
Colour blocking finished.
Colour blocking finished.
I add the pattern using a brush.
I added the pattern using a brush.
detail
detail
I will now work on the bouquet, starting with the eucalyptus.
I will now work on the bouquet, starting with the eucalyptus.  I like where this is headed.
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2 thoughts on “In my studio: Orchids, Amaryllis & Eucalyptus- 35 x 35 inches

  1. At what point in your career did you decide to adopt a more complex background? The subject matter is beautiful, but when you add in all the background color….ou la la. (How the heck do you spell oh? If only to be French in times like these.) Makes me want to paint something! ☺️ 🎨 🎉

    1. I added more complex backgrounds once I came to England. I was surrounded my loads of fabric and wallpaper while staying with my In-laws. I also noticed it in many home decor magazines. I also started to really get into Australian still life painters like Margaret Preston and Criss Canning and I just had to use pattern in my work. As always, thank you for following my blog!

      -H

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