Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 13: Large Vanda

acrylic on panel

I went around my folks' house today looking for what is in bloom. There wasn't much  as its just not the time. Come spring and summer, I would have had better luck. Dad has been an avid orchid grower for years and years. He belongs to several orchid clubs. He runs a side business making baskets and stakes, selling to Koolau Farmers, a local nursery.

I struggled with the color on these. They are a brilliant fuschsia. Anyone have any tips on making this color?


  1. I love the flower and your colors are beautiful!!

    When I'm looking for a fuchsia-type color in oil, I generally mix Permanent Rose by Winsor & Newton with a small amount of Ultramarine. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but it makes a nice color. Also, I'm not sure if Permanent Rose is available in acrylic but there is probably something similar.

  2. Thanks Barbara, that gives me a directions! You are a master of color!