phaius tankervilleae (36" X 36"), november 2006
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this was a commissioned piece, based somewhat on a photo i took at the sf conservatory of a phaius tankervilleae orchid bloom stalk.
what is lost in the photo of the painting is the mosaic-tile orchid pot and the textured, almost 3-dimensional petals of the flower and windows.
the painting is actually 2 separate 36" X 18" panels making this a 3' X 3' piece.