Painting Demonstration 1
Some happy reds and ultramarine pink give a nice background color splash to work with. I splatter water and paint, having some fun with this loose little sketch.
Some yellow warms it up on the far side where I'll blur the focus a bit.
(Sorry, I forgot to get written permission to share the photo online. The sketching technique works for any orchid grower or flower shop though!)
Painting Demonstration 2
A few dashes of the greenhouse structure is all I need to suggest it. This sketch is definitely about the flowers!
I start a base for the sketch with bright green leaves.
Painting Demonstration 3
The sketch has dried a little, so I can start layering. I'm just letting the brush dance around. A few suggestions of stems or petals are enough.
Artist's TipsBright colors always dry much lighter and duller. Don't be afraid to paint a vibrant first wash!
Painting Demonstration 4
A few reflected greens in the ceiling pull the painting together more.
Painting Demonstration 5
A little more detail and lots of splatter!
Painting Demonstration 6
Some warm nickel azo yellow on the greenhouse ceiling helps connect everything. It was still a little too cool.
Painting Demonstration 7
I'm adding the last of the details to the sketch - and even more splatter paint. Since it is a sketch, I want the loose colorful happy feeling!