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Magenta Orchid - Day 1

 

Working on an 11" x 14" painting of an orchid. First, some background and sketchwork outlining.

And then setting the stage for the petals.

Magenta is a hard color to mix, so I grabbed Quinacridone Violet, which works well for what I need. The reason magenta is hard to mix is that when you start blending colors together, it dulls them, which is great for muted effects, but tough on bright colors. In those cases, direct from the tube is best.

Let's see how far I get with this tonight.

ETC: And a bit more...

MORE ETC: Further, but this time taken with the scanner...

AND MORE ETC: Taking a break...

 

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by Brett Rogers, 5/28/2007 5:38:56 PM
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Magenta Orchid - About 2/3 Done

 

I should finish during my next session with it. I obviously have to complete the center, plus a bit more work on a few spots.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 5/28/2007 11:35:44 PM
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Magenta Orchid - Starting the Last

 

Just getting started with this last part... hopefully, I finish tonight.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 5/30/2007 9:07:04 PM
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Magenta Orchid

 

And the video of its progression...

 

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by Brett Rogers, 5/30/2007 10:48:53 PM
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Magenta Orchid Wallpaper

 

I reworked a portion of my latest painting because the white in it was distracting me. From the rework, I've created wallpaper, if you're interested.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 6/2/2007 9:37:47 PM
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