This award-winning design by Linda Wise is painted in acrylic on board 14 1/2" x 24", overall size with frame is 16" x 25".
The style of this painting is Linda Wise's method of modernized Dutch Master technique. The values are established first with many layers of colored umber, with the local colors added transparently on top of that. This is a time consuming, yet effective technique in creating depth and realism in painting. The drama is created with the contrast between the dark background and light petals of the flowers in the path of light.
I have traveled to Springfield, Missouri on 3 occasions to take week-long seminars with Linda. The orchid painting was a big accomplishment for me in my artistic journey.