The Orchids

Cluster of Orchids, oil on wood panel (12inx 12in), by Amy Myers
Cluster of Orchids

Early in September I purchased a delicately colored new Phalaenopsis orchid.  Here are a couple of paintings of it.  These were part of an experiment with painting on wood (birch) panels.  The response of the wood to the oils is quite different than that of canvas, requiring some adjustment of technique, in particular heavier layers of color.  As usual, I have used Old Holland oil colours for these pieces.