Work in Progress

I wanted to do something floral and bright for my next round of prints, so I got orchids with an orange ground stuck in my head and I couldn’t wait to paint! Then I changed my mind half way through…..It has to be pink! So I tried again. Still not feeling it. Just thought I’d post them. Sometimes the best work is spontaneous and comes out exactly how you want it the first time, but sometimes it’s trial and error. Going to try again and see what I come up with!

11 Responses to “Work in Progress”

  1. Heather says:

    I love all your illustrations, and just came across your blog via Creature Comforts. Your baby is adorable, and I’m wondering if you’ve been to the Orchid Show at the Bronx Botanical Garden? I was looking up some photos people took on their blog, and it looks like it might be a great source of inspiration to you! I’m meaning to go in the next week or so!

  2. Kamela says:

    These are sooo lovely! I love the orange and the pink backgrounds!

  3. Karen says:

    They look beautiful Caitlin! I think that the orange painting would be perfect for thank you note cards. The pink background is lovely! You can definitely sell that one as an original painting- I can see it in a girl’s bedroom with a nice white frame. Don’t give up, you are so talented! Enjoy the process. ;)

  4. Diane says:

    Whatever the color, they make me think …. SPRING ….. so they are perfect !

  5. I think it is the mustardy color bits on the orchids that is keeping it from being bright
    rather than the backgrounds, both of which I like. Perhaps clear yellow bits might
    add the brightness you want.

  6. Debra says:

    Thanks for including us! Love seeing the process. Would LOVE to see you in the act of painting. your’e amazing.

  7. tara says:

    they are beautiful! how about a 3rd with a cobalt blue ground…. it could be a series of 3. (-:
    I love your work

  8. Kathryn says:

    I really like the orange, actually! What about light blue?

    XX Kathryn

  9. Barchbo says:

    I love both! I would love them as a set. (Not that I am such a fan of matchy-matchy – I just couldn’t choose.)

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