Flower Portrait: Slipper Orchid Artwork

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Another slipper orchid, but this one has been edited by using a dry-brush effect which makes it more painterly. The original image wasn’t sharp enough for my liking, but I love the colours and shape. This one is Paphiopedilum ‘The Earl’



17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Gorgeous! Where do you find your dry brush, Jude?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Photoshop Elements Artistic effects Sue. I like it better than the watercolour.

      1. Sue says:

        Thanks, Jude!

  2. Amy says:

    Love this one. Well done Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Amy 🙂

  3. Really gorgeous, Jude. Now I see why it’s called a ‘slipper orchid’.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    The photo lends itself very well to dry brush, beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Gilly. A lovely shaped flower.

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    Love this effect Jude. Definitely looks like a painting.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It works better than the watercolour effect which tends to darken images a bit too much. One day I’ll post a few effects of the same image and see what everyone else prefers.

  6. pommepal says:

    That is a beautiful effect Jude makes me feel like painting it…

  7. I like your art better than nature’s in this case: the original was a bit fleshy for my taste!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Orchids are very ‘sexual’ I find. Some more than others!

  8. restlessjo says:

    Makes a beautiful header, Jude. I’m off to play 🙂

  9. Sherri says:

    Absolutely beautiful 🙂

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