soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

white phalaenopsis orchid in blue & white oriental bowl, classical oil painting

white phalaenopsis orchid
6x6 inches / oil on panel


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Jeanne,
Your orchids are very alluring, really like the composition and your greens are so incredibly natural, it is a party for my eyes and my mind! Thanks.


Thank you SO much, Mariano! There are so many characteristics I love about Orchids, the delicate Phalaenopsis being a favorite with it's blooms suspended like butterflies over a cluster of elongated, thick, glossy leaves. While I chose to feature the plant as a whole here, I'd actually like to delve into the very center of the flower itself to explore in vivid detail. Jeanne

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