Pink Miltonia Orchids in Watercolor

Pink Miltonia Orchids in Watercolor

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.

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28 thoughts on “Pink Miltonia Orchids in Watercolor

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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….

    • 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Simply Beautiful!!!!! Oh my goodness how delicious is this painting! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I so very much appreciate it!

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