This has happened rather more quickly than the original flower when I bought the plant, so I've been hard at work recording the different stages in my sketchbook.
|Study page for Paph. maudiae x Charlesworthii|
It's quite a challenge colour-wise and I found that there was only one colour in my collection that was perfect for capturing the deep purply colour of the markings and stem - Perylene Violet, a colour introduced to me by my lovely friend Jarnie at Sketchbook Squirrel
|Paph. Maudiae x Charlesworthii study of developing flower|
Since I bought a tiny tube to try, I've been amazed at the versatility of this wonderful single pigment colour which reduces the need for mixing and gives me a deep colour with plenty of chroma and life to it, so I'm very happy to have a project that will make use of this wonderful transparent pigment.
What colour/colours have you found you can't live without?