This beautiful cattleya orchid is blooming on my lanai this week.
People have asked me why I don't use these beauties as the subject of my art.
Finally, this week, this orchid inspired me to try it. Why not? If I didn't like it,
I could just throw it away
The nicest thing about sketching orchids is that you get to smell them while you sketch.
This particular one has a very light citrusy scent.
So here is the first attempt.
Then I decided to do a "close up"
Now I was on a roll so I sketched my arrangement on my dining room table
Watercolor and sketching were a nice change from my acrylic projects.
This morning when I went out on the lanai, another beautiful surprise awaited me.