Friday, August 12, 2011


This is an oil painting of a very beautiful sort of orchid. It is 16" x 20" painted in oil on linen. I used my glazing method for this, for which I first paint a finished, detailed grisaille underpainting, following it with many, very thin glazes of colored paint. I call it "Lucid Lavender".

This painting just received a "People's Choice" Award at the Arizona State Fair 2011


  1. I love to look at talent at it's best!
    This looks fabulous already!

  2. I think this particular orchid species is beautiful and they are one of my favorite flowers. I don't know you did it, but you've somehow managed to make it even MORE beautiful. This is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned. Wonderful painting. I'm sure one day it will be in a museum if it isn't already!


  3. Thank you, Terry. I appreciate your comments. (It seems ridiculous to me, but lately, I have to post as "anonymous" in order to reply to comments.)


  4. Wow. Your technique is flawless. Beautiful.

  5. Bill,
    I am interested in purchasing one of your works of art, and I would love to learn your technique. Only recently did painting start to appeal to me, but if you look me up, you will wonder why it took so long.
    If anything is for sale contact me at
    Terry Corman
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Venray, Netherlands

  6. Terry,

    I tried to e-mail you at the address you provided, but it was blocked at your end. Basically, my paintings are for sale, but you need to let me know which specific piece that may interest you. Also, are you in Indiana, or Netherlands?

  7. hi buddy,I know your blog from the forum -wetcanvas.I just saw your flower oil painting.It is really gorgeous and superb.I think i will check your new artwork in future frequently.coz i am also a painting fan for a very long time. even though i am dealing with the oil paintings for sale now.

  8. What a beautiful piece of work, congratulations!

  9. Que linda maravilhosas, amei
    parabéns abraço.

  10. I became intrigued with your art on WC. Your rendering of flowers is absolutely flawless. Have adopted some of your techniques for my own use. thank you. BTW, You have done an amazing rendering on this orchid.