Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0803. Completed November 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 the Society of Botanical Artists 2008 Open Annual Exhibition, Westminster Hall, London.
Selected for the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) Exhibition, Westminster Hall, London, 2008.
This Slipper Orchid is the second 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. Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum maudiae x Supersuk). (For other four orchid paintings, please see Artist Codes: 0806, 0805, 0804, 0802)
Special A2 prints of this orchid were supplied to Project Art, London, and it is featured on their Website in the Prints Gallery, Image 26. From Project Art: “Enclosed is a photo of your wonderful prints in their frames for our project…and we think they look really lovely.…they’ll be hung in a palace in Saudi.” Also contracted 2011-2013 as wall decor available to the trade via Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow & Son Ltd, Publishers of Fine Art (in sepia format).
‘Paphiopedilums’, number two of a set,
I had to paint when first we met
Like leopards skin—can’t change its spots,
It wasn’t easy to paint these dots!
Thin lines and veins of different hue,
Make up the whole and splendid view.