Pensive Phase 2

Pensive Phase 2

Pensive Phase 2

So I couldn’t wait to paint more of the orchid. While my husband watched “The Conjuring” (which is a very frightening movie in case you haven’t heard of it yet), I decided to work on it a little more. I found that I felt rushed using the acrylics mixed with the Slow-DRI, as compared to when I use oils. While drying time was definitely extended, I had to work a lot quicker to achieve the kind of blending I wanted, but a definite plus was that clean up was much easier. It is turning out a lot better than I expected, with a very similar look to my Funky Orchid which was done in oil. I have a lot more work to do on it, obviously, but I hope you like phase 2!

Funky Orchid is Complete!

Funky Orchid

Funky Orchid

Well, the contract for my paintings to be shown in a cafe is finally signed and delivered. Here is my newest painting for the display, my “Funky Orchid”, oil on 30×36 canvas. I thought I wanted it to look all soft and ethereal, but it turned out quite a bit more vibrant than I had planned, with sharper shadows and contrasts. I’m very happy with how funky it turned out! Hope you like it!