Through some monstrous force of will [and at the expense of things that would have probably made me money] I managed to put another 4 hours into this painting. I would say it’s almost at the halfway point., with no more than 20 more hours to go. A part of me hates showing work in progress, but another part loves the process too much not to share, so – here she it, Cyprepedium Lingua.

Oil on wood, the first in a series of ten-ish, all dedicated to beastly flora. Details will be added, colors will change, but this is close enough to post as a glimpse into the infernal Process. Please don’t yell at me is the final looks nothing like this. I sure do wonder how long it’ll take to find those 20 hours and finish.