In my last post I was wondering whether I should stick to my favorite medium for orchids - watercolors - or try doing some in my other favorite medium - acrylics - with which I've never painted orchids. My dear blog follower Fresh suggested I just have a go at it, so I did! Here's looking at you, kid!
This little chunky canvas was sitting around that the BabyBot and I had previously covered in pages from a vintage, actually antique, book, a deliciously decrepit copy of The Canada Book of Prose And Verse, published in 1927. I would have hated to tear sheets from this book if it hadn't already been falling apart.
So, anyhow, there's a story there by Archer Wallace, called The Great Physician, and it contains a verse with the line "I have loved no darkness". It was entirely by chance that I had these lines right on top, so that's the part I left unpainted. It just seemed appropriate.
I think it came it came out pretty decent - but I hope the next one is better!