I found this really neat book about orchids at an estate sale.
Our local art organization has a show coming up and I was intrigued enough with the cover photo to try my hand at … something involving orchids.
Here is the photo of the cover of the book on Orchids.
Here is my sketch, last night, after dinner. Tools used: #2 yellow pencil and a variety of Inktense colored pencils plus water. I’d read that Hot Press tends to buckle when wet. Time to test that idea. (Note: it’s true, it did buckle. But by morning, the paper was flat again.)
This morning, I erased the penciled lines …
and felt the stirrings of anxiety.
What if I mess it up? So what? It’s only paper. (Sometimes you just have to talk to yourself. Gently. Repeatedly.)
While I liked the loose, dreamy quality of the orchid, it wasn’t something that I wanted to frame. It needed something. I spotted the bottle of Noodler’s Ink, still on my desk from yesterday’s session.
No!!!!!!!! Let’s just see what happens, okay?