Still Life - Orchids in Glass Jars
90cm x 90cm
Oil on Canvas
I was drawn to this composition for the interesting shadows cast by the overhead down lights on either side of the subject along with the play of natural light on the back wall.
Orchids are so difficult to grow here in Australia. These are a South African imported variety with subtle peach tones and deep pink.
I like to paint wet on wet with oil paint so try to complete most of the painting in one session. The larger canvas can make for a long working day and really challenges my focus, but I love seeing the floral studies in a large scale.