SKETCHBOOK 54 – ORCHIDS

From the “yesterday” drawing collection, I also drew orchids. I drew some more today, this time the new purple ones. Owen has bought me all of the special Primacolor sets including the “botanical” set. I used it to draw the new orchids. I could have used a few mor shades of purple, red, and lavender, but sometimes it’s nice to use a limited set and not have to search through hundreds of colors.

It’s too dark to take pictures right now, so I will take some in the morning. Or afternoon when the sun in in the front of the house

It has been quite a week, quite a day. Who know what the morrow will bring?



Categories: #Flowers, #Sketchbook, Arts, Drawings, orchids

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  1. Marilyn, this is beautiful. I applaud your skills.

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    • I can draw almost anything botanical. Flowers, fruits, vegetables. Also birds and some dogs. Other things come out well or badly, depending. I’ve got a little bit of talent. I’m not going to be America’s next great artist, but I can draw flowers 🙂

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  2. I love how you’ve made them translucent.

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    • I’m working on it. This one isn’t simple. I haven’t quite worked out what colors I need to get it to look like shadows behind other petals. I suspect it will eventually be many shades of gray — at least for white flowers. I have one huge set with MANY shades of grey (really, many shade of everything and the only reason I don’t use it all the time is because it’s huge and takes up a lot of room). It also includes a very big variety of earth tones. But it IS huge.

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      • It’s great to have many shades of one color.

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        • I really have an incredible selection, but sometimes, it’s almost too much. I have to test each color before I use it because what they “name” the color isn’t always anything like the color. It says “light spring green,” but when you apply it, it looks almost black. You have to wonder about who was in charge of naming colors and whether or not they had normal vision 🌼

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  3. Beautiful, Marilyn. That was nice of Owen! I understand about having too many choices, sometimes. I hope that tomorrow and the rest of the week bring peace and blessings! I’m looking towards a stormy few days, literally, as our temps continue to flip flop. I’m supposed to teach the writing process to 3rd graders on a day with possible tornado outbreaks. I may or may not cancel ~the weather changes its mind too often. Stay healthy and well!

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