a very simple painting from last night.
when i was pregnant with sweet pea, i painted
many orchids, and found the flow and twist of the
brush necessary to paint the orchid leaves very calming.
the leaves were such an elegant subject, more beautiful to
me than the flowers themselves. this is not an orchid flower
but they are orchid leaves.
i had wanted to add a sparrow or a bug on the leaf and my
teacher forbade me. that is a rare thing!
Shadow Gate by Kate Elliott