Inspired by a visit to sunny Florida, I’ve been painting a gorgeous Phalaenopsis Orchid.
Normally I opt for a white, plain paper, background when painting flowers.
I love how that allows the viewer to focus right in on the subject.
But with a pale orchid like this it can be fun to create some contrast by painting in a darker background with a bit of texture to it.
So in this tip video I thought I’d share with you my method for doing that: