Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Victoria, October 24, 2009

Victoria wanted a large canvas of 24 x 36 inches. Her bouquet had a beautiful range of flowers with green orchids, purple stock, purple orchids, gardenias and purple mums.
Here are some close up sections of the painting.
Gardenias don't last too long or press well in a regular press. But I managed to save enough of them to use in the painting through another method or pressing.

Mums press well especially if you lay them in individually. The red to purple colored flowers usually turn deeper after pressing.
Orchids are known for not keeping well in a press. They usually turn dark brown. I have my best luck with the purple and green orchids

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