A New Orchid Blossom in a New SketchbookI thought I should sketch the orchid blossom, because somewhere along the line I'll want to know when it started to bloom again.
Last year when I received it in February, I did a couple of watercolor sketches of it. It bloomed until July! I had never had an orchid like this, and I was very surprised that they bloom for months! When it was finished, I cut the stalks back, and a new one grew - and here we go - it's blooming again.
This is a contour drawing (continuous line) done mostly while looking at the subject, not the paper. Although I do check the paper once in awhile to make sure I'm making the right connections. A contour sketch does take some concentration, and I must admit, I was thinking more about the grocery run I had to make in a few minutes. But I say any line is better than no line.