Picture Profile: 0804 Slipper Orchid III of V

0804 Slipper Orchid III of V

0804 Slipper Orchid III of V

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0804. Completed December 2007. Original SOLD. Water colour 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 third 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. Application successful. (For other four orchid paintings, please see Artist Codes: 0806080508030802)

Poem:
“Paphiopedilums”, number three of a set,
I had to paint when first we met.
The shining green of the slipper pouch,
Would elegantly grace a comfy couch.
With marbled darkness in the leaves,
Translucent beauty thus achieves