Orchid Brush Painting

Here’s what I learned today.  Using the “good” paper is even harder than the cheap newsprint.  You have to move faster and yet be very controlled, or else it bleeds  – a lot! 

After an hour of practicing the movements for the orchid, (the second Gentleman) this afternoon, I decided to try it on rice paper.  I’ve been working on the leaves and the blossoms, but am not sure how to do the stems yet. 




About beckynielsen

late blooming artist, grandmother to many little ones


  1. Terri Gteenberg

    I know you know that you are just beginning, but these paintings have a delightful charm and lightness.

  2. It’s wonderful.

    Funny, usually, when you move to the “good” stuff, you say, “Wow! It’s so much easier / better”

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