Elena Parashko Australian Artist

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On this homepage I like to share the stages involved in the painting process of my latest artwork.
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For my current exhibition in the Maldives, I painted a set of 3 exotic orchids as a nice complement to all my usual seascapes. This is the reference photo I used for the second painting.

After drawing the orchid with charcoal on loose canvas, I painted a plain background with a beautifully rich pthalo blue and pthalo green. I wanted to keep the background simple and dark to really highlight the complex detail of the orchid.

This is the detail of how I painted the complicated petal structure in the centre of the orchid. The bright colours and patterns are a nice contrast to the simple background.

I think the completed painting captures the simple elegance of this special flower. 
"Orchid Fantasy", by Elena Parashko, oil on loose canvas, 41 x 49 cm.

 

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