While the green isn’t the same as the real plant in nature, this Showy Orchid painting (Galearis spectabilis) looks beautiful in the Ozark pigments!
Right here on our property we are blessed with a variety of native orchis. I loved painting this one so much that I’m going to do a series of native Ozark orchis portraits. This one is the first. The original sold before I’d finished it, but the prints are beautiful, too.
The green, yellow, brown, russet, and red came from various colors of sandstones that grow wild here on our land. Some of the gray came from shale, and some of the black from bitumen. White came from ancient tumbled limestone that I find in the creeks here.
I char and ash bones to get black and white.
Reference Image Credits
I used my own photos for this painting.
All of my prints are processed in house with a professional giclée art printer using archival inks. The paper is archival watercolor paper for high quality prints.
Notecards are 4 x 5.5″, blank inside, and printed on the same professional printer as my prints. Each are packaged in a clear bag with an envelope and the insert that tells the story of how I began my watercolor journey with Ozark pigments. All of my artwork is available on notecards, and you can mix and match to order a set of 5 for a discount. Sets are not individually packaged, but are attractively presented together in a box. Click here to find out more about notecard sets. (Will link when listing is live. in the meantime, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order a set. I’ll invoice you.)
This artwork is not yet available as an NFT. If you’d like to mint one, let me know!
All of my paintings begin with foraging for rocks, bones, clay, or other pigment sources. If you’d like to read a little more about my life of foraging for rocks, read this post: She Delivers in Spades. If you’d like to see how the paints are actually made, read this post: Making Smooth Paint from Rock Dust.
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