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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

# 49 & 50 Orchids in a teak forest!

Our wonderful holiday in Thailand ended with a visit to the bridge on the river Kwai in Kanchanabura....yes the same one which was a major movie with Alec Guinness!!! I will paint a picture of the bridge soon! We stayed in beautiful resort which was on the river itself and built in a teak plantation. It was beautifully done as the rooms were actually single roomed cottages interspersed between the trees, covered in flowering orchids of all colours. The landscaping followed the natural flow of the land and had little ponds and wooden bridges!
These two pictures were painted in my sketch book and were really quick sketches. I enjoyed being able to paint plein aire! Neither took more than an hour! I am also celebrating with the last picture as it marks the halfway mark for my challenge!!!! It has been an amazing experience, as I never really thought I would get here!

The pencil sketch was an experiment as I had left my paints behind, but I thought I would post it anyway! I don't use pencil a lot, but this turned out quite well!


Elva Paulson said...

Congratulations on your 50th! I love seeing the beautiful scenes you get to see in your part of the world. Both of these turned out wonderfully

Teri C said...

Each one is so beautiful Brinda! Orchids make a wonderful subject.

Kelly said...

...love all the greens and color in the first. So welcoming...and warm!

Mermaid's Palette said...

I like these, and what a beautiful setting!