Bold Orchids

I have attached two newer prints I created using orchids as a subject matter. In the case of these two, I used an impasto technique to create two strong visual experiences. This technique uses large and bold brush strokes creating a very distinctive visual texture. Add bold colors and the prints definitely stand out.

Purple Impasto Orchids

A good friend of ours has a green thumb with orchids and I used two of her plants as inspiration for these prints. I loved the deep purple of the one plant which inspired the first print.

Back Lit Orchids

I also like the look of back lighting these types of flowers (the blooms are thin enough to create a glow when back lit) and tried to replicate that look with these red orchids.

Thoughts?

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34 thoughts on “Bold Orchids

      1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        Thanks Brad. I’m a very visual thinker which seems kind of weird as I spent my career in a management role in the banking industry….go figure. I appreciate your kind words!

  1. SD Gates

    I like the way the orchids have the backlighting so you can see all the lines in the petals. I have a print of an orchid I purchased from the Chicago Botanical Gardens with a white orchid on a green background – I love this kind of art, where you can almost see the inner workings of the flower. The colors are entrancing in your orchids.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much! Not sure if it’s the correct term, but the “veins’ in the orchid bloom intrigue me. They add a level of intricacy to the individual bloom. Thanks for the feedback!! Have a great week!

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  2. Sue Slaght

    The technique definitely makes them stand out Kirt. I feel as though I could almost touch them. My Mom is a wonder with orchids. I on the other hand just have to look at one and it wilts. hope this finds you and the family well Kirt.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Sue! I appreciate your kind words. We arenโ€™t much better with them like you. I had to laugh as it also made me think of our daughter here in LA….she also likes orchids and always has a few around her house, but….she is always buying new ones every few weeks to replace them as she has the same problem with them.

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  3. Tiffany Mendonca

    Beautiful pictures! I love what you did with them and really brought out the details on the petals. The love is truly amazing!

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  4. America On Coffee

    Absolutely gorgeous! Orchids are not only beautiful but mystical and you have the perfect captor for the season! Cheers and an abundance to you always and for the new year!๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽผ

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