Yellow Orchid

Yellow Orchid: acrylic and pencil on canvas (16″ x 20″)

This is the fourth and last canvas I painted this summer. Painting on canvas is new for me and I’m really enjoying both the larger size and the textural differences from painting on good paper.

This beautiful yellow orchid joined us for Thanksgiving and lives in a large beaten copper pot set in front of a striking huge blue photographic print by Paul Solberg. The print — six feet long and five feet high — is a dramatically large close up of an orchid flower bathed in black light, given to us by the artist as a wedding gift.

That’s the blue in the background, art giving birth to art.