Friday, March 13, 2009

Dropped Laelia blossom


One of my orchids, Laelia flava, a Brazilian rock-growing species, put out four of these beautiful little blooms this year (approx. life size), in a cluster at the end of a very long spike. When the plant was ready to stop flowering, each little bloom simply fell off and stayed almost perfect for a whole day off the plant. So of course I had to paint one.


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9 comments:

Karen said...

Simple, serene, beautiful.

I love Dan 3 also...he totally does have a statuesque presence in your painting!!

Patrice said...

I love the tone on tone palette - and the colors themselves.

Very nice, indeed!

Jala Pfaff said...

Karen, Patrice - Thank you!
Patrice - I had really debated about the colors. The flower is of course yellow, so my norm would've been a purplish background. Which I'm sure would've been ravishing...but I wanted to do somethin' just a li'l different.

Kim Denise said...

I'm addicted to tone on tone--I just love this delicate little piece!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Kim. I think now I'll have to try some more tone-on-tone stuff.

Loriann Signori said...

Beautiful little harmonious piece. Simple lines, stated with grace.

r garriott said...

How did I miss this one? I love monochromatic color schemes. This is great. That shadow drifting of the edge makes it.

Laurel Daniel said...

I love this one - a perfect salute to the spent bloom!

Sheila Vaughan said...

This is beautiful.