‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ in Watercolour

‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ – Watercolour – Approx 20x15cms – SOLD

‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ is a watercolour bird study with two gorgeous subjects exploring blue… i know you love a good colour change! Blue is such a wonderful, complex palette to play with and the combination of the turquoise blues of this Splendid Wren (a non breeding male i believe) and delicate mauve blues of the Sun Orchid certainly offers a wide variety of variables to master. Both subjects are so divine and I am so excited to play with this new piece.

‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ is inspired by my friend Peter Caddy’s beautiful images, captured and combined to create this piece. I am continuing on my recent path of compositionally simpler, exquisite small bird and flora studies on white backgrounds as the classic natural history style of illustration is one i absolutely adore.

Beyond loving the combination of subjects in this painting, I also love the vertical composition of the subjects and the way they interplay along the vertical with such an awesome, all critical diagonal emerging with the fall of the top flowers and the beautiful lines of the wrens tail feathers. Both the balance of colour and line really feel aligned to me in this study.

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‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ in progress

‘Splendid Wren and Blue Sun Orchid’ is now SOLD but let me know if you have any enquiry on other originals, or if youd like to discuss a commission just right for you