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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Orchid

This orchid was given to me by my husband on our wedding anniversary last week. This is not my favourite flower, after being married for so long you would think he would know that ,but bless him he still does'nt have a clue,lol!! I will say that where it really counts he is always there so I think I'll have to forgive him the little things.The whole idea of romance is pure hype and I don't mind anymore,I must be getting old.

Orchid
7"x5" Oil on canvas panel
Available £20 plus £5 post within UK,outside UK £10 shipping
This was painted in oils as I went all out yesterday and bought everything I needed to start.I'm surprised that today it was a bit of a struggle as it can turn to mud very quickly so every brushstroke has to count.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! You may not like orchids, but your painting of one is fabulous - and you did really great using oils. And I agree with your comments...

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  2. Hello Azra:) Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! The positive thing about your story: he didn't forget it!!!
    Your orchid is beautiful. Already addicted on oils:)
    Keep on practice and the mud will go away!

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  3. You've already had the acrylic side of fighting it out (you know what I mean? how quick it dries and such) and with oils its a different battle. Hugs to you both for a happy anniversary!

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  4. Lovely orchid-captured the softness of their petals. Yes -easy to make mud but you'll learn to think about where you want certain colors, put them down and don't go back over them. When you start mixing on your canvas, you get mud. Good for you for embracing something new and going for it but you are a fearless artist so I'm not surprised.

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  5. Azra, this is so pretty. I sure don't see any muddy issues here! I am loving your gorgeous brushwork in oils. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

    Re the mud factor, the DPW's ArtByte - Keeping your oils loose and fresh - is a great tutorial for alla prima painting. Carol goes through what areas to paint first, etc. It is the only ArtByte that I've purchased thus far, but well worth the $15. Now, if I can just remember to apply her principles!

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  6. Too funny about your husband. My husband kind of does the same- he buys me the right flowers but always forgets my favorite color!Yes we must forgive the little things to appreciate the bigger ones.
    On another note I love this painting. I'm so excited for you with regard to diving in full force with the oils! Keep at it. You'll probably never go back Azra.

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  7. Nice tips here,, beautiful painting and happy anniversary :)

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  8. I confess Orchids are not my favorite either, but you did make a beautiful painting out of it. The rose tone you used is gorgeous!

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  9. Happy anniversary ! You did a lovely job on the orchid, beautiful ! Can't see any mud there.:)

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