It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sketching flowers...

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.

Happy PPF!


  1. Your flowers are WONDERFUL! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Great sketching! It is really fun to explore lots of different ways to render flowers. They are such a beautiful and inspiring subject

  3. Wonderful flower painting! They would make great card designs

  4. What a lovely job to smell the scent while you sketch...
    Well captured the beauty!
    Have a nice weekend

  5. Love your beautiful flowers.
    Happy weekend xx

  6. beautiful flowers and illustrations!

  7. Gorgeous artwork!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Oh my goodness Susan... these are exquisite.
    I adore flowers and you've certainly done them justice in your paintings.
    Happy PPF to you

  9. Your orchids are lovely, your paintings of them are enchanting.

  10. Fabulous flower paintings... your orchid turned out wonderfully.

  11. Beautiful flower sketches this week. And those orchid photos are gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful flower sketches this week. And those orchid photos are gorgeous!

  13. Such delicate beauties, I can nearly smell their scent from here!

  14. Wow! Gorgeous artwork to show your lovely flower subjects.

  15. Wow wonderful flower art. Just beautiful


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