Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rare orchid - watercolor

Watercolor, 20 x 14 cm, on Fabriano artistico, 300g.

This is the orchid Dactylorhiza majalis ssp calcifugiens, which only grows in a small area in the northern part of Jutland. I don't think it has an English name.

I found this painting to be very difficult! - painting around the shapes and generally painting the negative spaces, but it is a technique I would like to get better at. I've tried to show the various plants that grows along with this orchid : Common Tormentil, cross-leaved heath, bottle sedge and creeping willow.

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