I painted these pink miltonia orchids last spring but I couldn’t resist re-posting them now that I’m able to capture a better likeness of the original painting using my new scanner. This painting was based on a tutorial in the book, “Orchids in Watercolor” by Ann Mortimer.
28 thoughts on “Pink Miltonia Orchids in Watercolor”
Wow! Amazingly vibrant! The color is beautiful. Love the sky too! I don’t know if I saw them last time. But it’s a terrific post for Spring. 🙂
quite beautiful…thanks for reposting.
Thanks so much!
Thanks, Cindy. To create the sky I added a bit of all the colors I used in the flowers while the background was still wet. I like the way it turned out, too.
This is beautiful work!
REallly lovely Jill. Your gradations are wonderful.
Thank you, Elena. Shading is my favorite part!
This illustration is stung beautiful!!!!! I Love it!!!
Thank you, Larisa. I haven’t seen you post anything in a while. Am I missing your posts?
Yes! I think so. I have been posting frequently. 😉
I used to grow orchids when we lived in Florida and I have two orchid prints hanging in the bedroom of our cottage. Your painting is lovely.
Thanks so much, Karen. Is that the cottage that you recently sold? I’ll bet you miss that lovely place.
Yes, they were at the cottage in Maine and we do miss spending the summer there.
Beautiful. Lovely use of colour
This is gorgeous, Jill! I am looking for a new scanner for my watercolor work–what did you get and are you happy with it? The color looks great!
Thanks, Nancy. I bought an Epson Perfection V600 (through Amazon) after reading some excellent reviews online. It works great and produces gorgeous scans, but I accidentally ordered one that only scans up to 8.5 x 11 inches, so if you need to scan larger images, make sure you choose one with a larger scanning bed and don’t make the same mistake I did….
Hi Jill! I hope you get time to post more art one of these days. ;D
Hey, Cindy. I’ve been busy building a new farm house and barn these past few months. I just moved in two weeks ago and I’m still unpacking. I will be posting pictures soon and will resume painting as soon as I get all settled in and find all my art supplies. They are scattered in boxes all over the house. I’ve wanted to live on a farm since I was a child and now I do!
Congratulations on your farmhouse! I was impressed at what good scans you got. I tried scanning at work a few weeks ago since my home scanner only takes 8.5×11″, but the scan light was so bright it washed out all of my color and fine details. Your colors are clear and rich. Any suggestions for better scans?
Thanks, Lucy. I use the Epson Perfection V600 photo scanner. It can scan up to 8.5 x 17″. They run about $225.00. Epson carries a variety of large format, graphic art scanners (they typically can scan up to 12″ x 17″, but the price goes exponentially ($2,500 – $3,000). Perhaps a better solution for you would be to take your work to a professional printer, professional photographer, or to photograph them yourself.
Thanks for the tips. I have been experimenting with photographing them, and learning by trial and error. Indirect light from the open doorway seems to give good color without glare.
Simply Beautiful!!!!! Oh my goodness how delicious is this painting! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I so very much appreciate it!
Thank you for your kind words. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit. 🙂