Title: “Orchid Clouds”

13.5″ x 16″ stretched canvas on thin frame

Oil painting
The inspiration for this painting came together when a friend gifted me a white orchid for my birthday. I had this canvas painted with clouds and was planning to use blue next because it would contrast well with the oranges and pinks in the clouds. By this point the orchid was drying up and I kept it because I was attracted to the way the flowers were implying a circle…so, I used the blue to paint the dried orchid.

After it was done, I searched for information on blue toned orchids and found they do exist in nature but are extremely rare, so they represent rarity. It is also said that they symbolize spirituality and meditation as well.