I am not an artist who paints flowers. Also, I am not an artist who says never, cannot, won’t or any other words of restraint. When I stumbled across these fabulous, GOD given Vietnam orchids, their incredible beauty was so inspiring I was compelled to paint them. Always up for a challenge, I had no idea how difficult these orchids were to paint. After painting the first orchid, which I am so proud of, I made a decision to paint a series of orchids. There are hundreds of varieties of orchids. The choice of which to ones to paint will be difficult. I present to you my first artwork of an orchid.
BEAUTIFUL ORCHID-ACRYLIC ON CANVAS – 16x30”|40x80cm
“learn to keep a secret”
Overcoming the challenging of painting my first orchid, painting the second orchid was pure joy. I am painting a series of these beautiful flowers and will share them with you.
BEAUTIFUL ORCHID TOO – ACRYLIC ON CANVAS - 16x30”|40x80cm SOLD
“you’ve got a right to be happy.”
Facts About the Orchids of Vietnam
· there are over 700 orchid varieties found in Vietnam: and scientist think there are several hundred more waiting to be discovered!
· Golden Slipper Orchid, Jade Slipper Orchid, Golden Cyprus, Green Emerald Queen, Rainbow and Forgotten Fruits are some popular varieties
· the Vanilla orchid is a very rare recently discovered orchid species believed to bring good luck and help the owners overcome misfortune: and is now being hunted by billionaires in Vietnam
· destruction of their forest habitats and over-harvesting of popular species make the orchids one of Vietnam's most threatened plant groups
To explore photos of orchids of Vietnam, enjoy this slide show Orchids from Vietnam by EvilClaudiuS