White Orchid Watercolor Painting

This is one of my larger orchid paintings at size 21x14 inches. It is based upon the gorgeous white orchids I discovered at a botanical garden. Deep blue wet-into-wet background washes contrast with the bright white petals.

If you look closely, you will see that the petals have multiple colors which denote shading and form. If they were pure white, they would be abstract flowers with no shading.

I am fascinated by the colors that are found in the shadows of white objects when the light hits them. Painting flowers that are white is enjoyable because of all the folds, ruffles and tucks where the color is in hiding. It's such fun to discover that color with paint.

The original painting is sold. Check out more of my available orchid paintings here or contact me to have a custom orchid painting made just for you.

I'm happy to take custom orders. Contact me for a custom painting of your pet, home, garden, grandkids, favorite vacation spot or whatever your heart desires.
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