Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cactus Orchid, Part One of Two


"Orchid Cactus 1" - oil - 36" x 36"


This is part one of two over-sized 'portraits'. 
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23 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting! I have purchased several plants and they are doing well but haven't bloomed yet. I hope to get some great reference photos. This painting inspires me to pamper the ugly little plants - lol.

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  2. Beautiful... so delicate and lovely job. Love the light and shade.

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  3. GORGEOUS! If I recall correctly, these blooms have the most delicate petals which is quite the contrast from their prickly host.

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  4. Oh, truly worth the expenditure and the lack of 'resolve'! :)
    Wonderful artwork!

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  5. So beautiful........... the perfect preempt to Christmas.

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  6. As always... B.E.A.utiful!

    and inspiring as well.

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  7. I'm way behind on blog reading, so I was relieved to see you have been *judicious* in your posting! Love all the florals you've shown in the past few posts!! Fabulous!!

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  8. What a beautiful painting of a really beautiful flower R. Don't know them here, so thank you for the introduction.

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  9. Hi R.,

    I hope this note gets through. My comments haven't lately -- and I love your airport orchids too. This is absolutely gorgeous like everything you turn your hand to. Magic.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  10. What beautiful blooms, indeed! I love the color you captured on that cactus arm too. Stunning! Can't wait to see the second!

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  11. Just lovely, soft and delicate, and so impressive at that size. Beautiful

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  12. Wow! Just beautiful R.! This orchid and painting are incredibly eye catching!

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  13. unbelievable in every way: the handling of the colours, the wonderful composition and of course the size: i keep trying to visualise it in front of me in that size and it delights!!

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  14. so, so lovely! amazing painting, and what a model!

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  15. Wow - what a beautiful range of pinks. Wonderful scale, I imagine this is stunning in person as well.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful, I like the way you have graduated the background colour, blooms stand out so well on a dark background.

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  17. Beautiful range of color and a wonderfully delicate curves. Impressive!

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  18. This painting is stunning! I love your palette.

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  19. I'm glad you could not say no that day. Otherwise we'd have missed out on something as beautiful as this. Great job. I look forward to seeing its mate. -Don

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  20. Well, everyone's already said it all so I'll just add my WOW to this :)

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this!!!! And to add to what all have said... WOW. So delicate and lovely colors. I'm glad you spent the money and brought the plant home as a reference to paint. :)

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  22. Gosh, I've never seen one of these flowering. The perfect thing to spend money on... and the perfect painting!

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  23. Exquisite,R! I've never seen this flower, but what a beauty. The set looks fantastic together. Love the violet shadows.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.