Splashy purple and turquoise give this brilliant yellow orchid watercolor painting a modern, cheerful quality.
I painted these sunny blooms in The Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens, while sitting in a patch of sunlight on the floor, near the windows. The Orangery is a long glass room filled with the fragrance of citrus plants in flower, and the kind of humidity and brightness we long for here in Colorado in February, which can be very dry and alternately sunny and gloomy, with regular snowstorms. School groups, locals, tourists, horticulturists and botanists, environmentalists and any number of others passed through, stopped to chat and visit and enjoyed the orchid show while the painting was in progress.
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To me, making art is about the stopping of time, as are so many of the things I most love doing. I don't believe in time as we know it. When I become engaged in creating something, I no longer feel subject to time's constricting whims. That is why I am driven to create.
I love the light touch and thrilling chemistry of watercolor painting, the bold strokes possible in pastel work, the patterns I can create with an ink drawing, and learning something new, always. Color thrills me. Texture delights. I hope with each work to retain the clarity of what I see, and bring that into view for others. I may not always achieve that, but the honest desire is present in each of my pieces.
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