This odd flower was one that I found at the nursery. I often go to the store when I run out of flowers to draw. They allow me to take reference photos, and are tolerant about me not buying when I explain that plants are in mortal danger if they have to rely on me to care for them! I particularly liked drawing this orchid, as it gave me the chance to work on my depth shadowing. With the interesting 'pocket' in front, I had to work hard to get it to look right. In the end, I used a cool grey wash for the shadows...bordering on purple to get the right field of depth.