Here’s one I had to do twice to get a decent result. For my first attempt the orchids came out well, but I messed up the background by adding a shadow that was too dark. And then tried to hide it by adding more dark. And then completely darkened the background, which did not make a good foil for the already dark orchids. The whole thing ended up in the recycling bin. I tried it again today but this time kept a lighter background. A colour tip for Phalaenopsis like this: try Permanent Magenta as your main orchid colour. I just happened to have an old tube of this in my studio and it was just right.Phalaenopsis

13 Comments on “Phalaenopsis”

  1. garrystafford says:

    Stunning. The leaves support so wonderfully.

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  2. Gail says:

    So beautiful Shari

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  3. Rita M Cleary says:



  4. Bernadette says:

    As much as I enjoy your snowy winter scenes it’s nice to think of the luscious color of orchids. Can Spring be far behind? I hope it comes soon. Your painting is as always a treat for my eyes.
    Thank you for sharing.


  5. Leslie Blackwell says:

    Thank you, Shari. Luscious colour


  6. Hariette Christian says:



  7. VixenArtwear says:

    My favorite flower done by a pro!!! Lovely!

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  8. lepastelbleu says:

    Hi! good work, I painted my hyacinth last week…

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  9. I love loose feel of this Sharon, beautiful!

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  10. ChesapkLady says:

    . . . and your greens. . . sigh!


  11. Judy Sopher says:

    Lovely floral. Is there a non-permanent magenta that fades ? I always wonder about permanent alizarin crimson also.I have stopped using it as much lately. Thanks.


  12. joantav says:

    Oh, flowers and color…what a lovely treat!!!


  13. Angel W says:

    This is SOOOO pretty!

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