Orchid in Bloom

Orchid in Bloom

Joanne Morris

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This is an acrylic watercolour painting illustrated on a 18 x 24 inch canvas. The subject is an orchid that was gifted to me many years ago and has become a loyal companion in my dining-room window along with many other exotics. The scientific name of this orchid is called, "phalaenopsis" and it has an intriguing pattern on the petals. The petals are almost the colour of avocado which I used for the first base colour on my canvas. The roots which emerge from the crown of the orchid do not always seek the soil in the pot, but sometimes they will reach out and try to harness the sunlight in my dining-room window. I have tried to create a composition which expresses the delicacy but the inner power, beauty and movement of this species. I am sure this will not be the last orchid that I will paint.