Picture Profile: 0802 Slipper Orchid I of V

0802 Slipper Orchid I of V

0802 Slipper Orchid I of V

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0802. Completed October 2007. Original SOLD. Watercolour on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 12″ x 16″. Framed size 19” x 15”

SOLD at Cambridge Open Studios Exhibition, July 2015.

Selected for the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) Exhibition, Westminster Hall, London, 2008.

This Slipper Orchid is the first of five I painted to illustrate “The Botanical Palette”, being one of the paintings submitted to the Society of Botanical Artists in the first year to gain Membership. (For other four orchid paintings, please see Artist Codes: 0806 080508040803)

A little poem:
“Paphiopedilums”, number one of a set,
I had to paint when first we met
The slipper pouch and modified lip,
Which buzzing insects gently fit
The marbled leaf you can’t ignore,
Of a perfect plant—can ask no more.