Orchid Love

Orchid Love

I spent all of yesterday painting as a foot of snow blanketed the ground. Seems winter is holding on…deep breaths and patience, required. But the silver lining of snowfall is the quality of light that comes along with it… more of that soft, white glow. It’s really lovely to paint by, and so I made the most of my too quiet day, and did.

I have never painted an orchid until now. Curious, as they are my absolute favorite plant…I have three that, when in bloom, provide me with significant personal joy (as well as excellent fodder for my instagram pics;).

Four paintings emerged, each with its own unique style. I think my favorite from the day is the watercolor that flowed from me the fastest… A quick sketch, where my hand was loose, my thoughts, gently free flowing. Not over thinking…rather, just feeling it, trusting in it and allowing myself to be lost in the moment.

Orchids… I am forever drawn to them. Someday, I’ll have a roomful:)

Here, a glimpse…

Original Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

7 thoughts on “Orchid Love

  1. How lovely to have a whole day to paint! I really like the glimpse you gave us here of your orchids. There is a bloom on the lower right that just draws me in. It looks like the paint diffused in such a lovely way on that particular one. Beautiful!

    • Yes, it felt like a luxury…rare for me to have that much time to get lost in paint. I was looser with this painting…more water always yields unexpected surprises with the paint. I tend to want to control it, but when I let go a bit and let it do its thing, it rarely disappoints;)

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