In June we tackled both Tree Orchids and Grass Orchids. Both appear in Chinese paintings – both ancient and modern. As you will know, the grass orchid is one of the 4 gentlemen.
People used P34 – thick icy xuan and papers they had with them.
P34 – thick icy xuan is a sized paper. The paper seemed to reduce the tones of the ink a lot—which is worth remembering if you are planning to use it but the results were interesting.
Bianca Deegan Grass Orchids painted on linen paper
Mitsuko Ohno Tree Orchids painted on gold flex paper
Marion Dearlove Yellow Tree Orchid painted on P34