Today's black orchid

Today I sketched a black orchid 'cause my buddy James wanted a photo, so of course I didn't listen (as my husband tells me fairly often!) and sketched and photographed my black orchid instead. I really like how this photo turned out; very moody. Perhaps like watching a movie filmed with late '60's Russian Lomo lenses?

Kathy Crabbe. 2012. Black Orchid, photograph 8 x 10 inches.

Black Orchid. Kathy Crabbe. 2012. pencil on paper, 8 x 10 inches.

So, this is how my week started out. Later I worked on a weird, spacey, possibly deep lagoon creature that I painted on a black gessoed canvas. After going as far as I could with that piece I started a new painting; not sure what to tell you about it yet, but here is the palette I was using.

palette 03-11-2012

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