Thursday, 10 January 2013


Day 10 - 30 in 30

I think a good Artist needs a healthy sense of curiosity. It takes a curious person to keep asking what makes something look the way it does, day, after day, after day.

I was very attracted to this little orchid and it wasn't until I finished painting it that I saw the curious little man with the round belly and funny little hat. Do you see him too or am I going mad

It's funny how our mind plays tricks on us. At first glance many would say this is an Iris, others see the little man and some will tell you exactly what genus and perhaps how imperfect my depiction of it is. What do you think? 

I like it just the way it is, but then all my paintings are my children and how can anyone say a child is imperfect? I love the colours. It's amazing how varied and beautiful nature is. In fact I think I may paint this flower a few times and become more familiar with it's delicate form. Eventually, I will use the small studies to inform a larger painting.
Larger Originals or Prints of this ACEO by request
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TIP: Paint like a master - create several studies before you commit to a large canvas

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(Cat # 13009 - posted as # 15 on Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30)