last year, I painted a watercolor painting of a white cattleya orchid but it was not satisfy with the result and then put it away for months. later I pull out the painting to look at it but was still not too happy with it.
I decided to turn it into a abstract painting by adding color washes over the white area. Although I like the result but somehow I thought it was lacking something of interests in the work.
Finally, last month I decided to use this abstract watercolor as the base of my paper cut. During the month of April we had lots of rains and I was home a lot somehow the staying indoor gave me the extra focus to work on this paper cut.
I had an idea of a woman profile and surrounded with lilies and butterflies which all within the shape of the orchid. all those interact elements took many days to cut but I was rally enjoy the process.
the over all size is 18″x20″
The result is so beautiful. We have to break some eggs to make an omelette, so to speak.
Thank you! I do like omelette.