30 May 2012

Orchid Painting

Hi all,

So, apart from sewing I also love painting. My favourite thing to paint is definitely flowers, their colours and shapes are always so inspiring to me. For my AS course work in art I decided to focus on painting flowers, working primarily in acrylics. It all culminated in my final piece which was this orchid. I had wanted to do it across three separate canvases, but instead I used one huge one (4 foot by 5 foot aprox.), and divided it up with the use of three block background colours, which fade downwards. I found the orchid particularly interesting to paint, as the central part of the flower kind of looks like a mouth. (I also found lilies really good to paint!) My paintings never have any hidden meanings or dark deep messages, they are simply what you see is what you get. And I hope you enjoy seeing them :) 

xox Niamh xox


  1. Oh wow! I wish I could paint like that! Could you do some posts on some simple DIY art projects?

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    1. Thank you so much :) I will certainly give the D.I.Y projects a go (when I finish my exams!)
      You have a great blog, I am following :)