Thursday, March 17, 2011

Progress on Bronze Orchids -WIP part 3

I did some work on this bronze orchid painting today: painted a few more petals and worked on some of the  background leaves and steams.
My palette is composed of the following: quin gold, brown madder, permanent magenta, Hooker's green and a touch of pthalo turquoise.
I am using Fabriano 140 lb Soft Press and so far, I really like it: it has just enough tooth while letting the paint spread very smoothly. It is also a nice bright white.

Have a nice evening!


  1. This is going to be gorgeous, Christiane. Don't you love phalo turquoise. I really love orchids and this composition is so typical of their character. Hurry up and paint some more!!

  2. Christiane, this is turning out great. I have never painted an orchid either .. go figure lol I can't wait to see it finished. W&N Quin Gold is one of my favs :)

  3. Mollie, you are the one who made me discover this phtalo turquoise a few weeks ago...I love it!

    Krista, I seem to be using this W&N Quin Gold in everything these days.

    I am going out tomorrow afternoon, but will try to get this finished by Saturday morning.

    Thank you both for your well-appreciated support.

  4. This is coming along so beautifully. I have never painted an orchid either - looks pretty challenging to me! I am anxious to see this one completed!

  5. Agree with Mollie - this is going to be beautiful xx

  6. This is coming along beautifully. I am sure it will be another winner.

  7. Barb,I probably should have started with a single orchid before tackling this. The main orchid in this painting would probably be nice on its own.

    Pat, I certainly hope that you and Mollie are right:-) Thank you!

    Leslie, thank you for stopping by. I am not as confident as you, but so far so good:-)