January 11, 2014

An Orchid

An Orchid, 5x7 oil

For painting #11, I chose to paint an orchid.  This is definitely one of the hardest flowers to paint, in my opinion.  Of course it would have been easier if it were a solid colour.  I rescued it the other day from Home Depot.  It's in a tiny little pot, and the label says 'just add ice' Orchid.  Apparently all I need to do is add an ice cube once a week, 'equivalent to 1.5 tbsp. of water'.  It looks healthy and strong so hopefully it will survive.  Wish me luck!