Decided to take on the "orchid challenge", something I made up... there isn't really an orchid challenge.
Anyhow, I was given this beautiful orchid for Mothers Day and I look at it and I kept telling myself to paint it and now that I have, I am full of ideas on how I want to capture it in a painting. I am playing with the abstract in the background, to offset the structured Orchid. I really quite enjoy this process and will most likely try it out with my other favorite flowers. Hope you enjoy, and happy painting!
P.S. "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw