DescriptionThis phalaenopsis orchid was one of many found in a recent trip to Key West. Have you ever seen an orchid in its natural habitat? I was trying to figure out what is on an orchid that makes it shimmer, like glitter, in the daylight. I had never seen this before in orchids at my house. It was like tiny particles on the pedals that captured the sunlight. Tried to depict it here. I found out later the 'shimmer' is referred to as 'Diamond Dust' texture on the petals/sepals.This is an unusual perspective...the natural perspective if you will. Most of us see these only as cultivars wired up to small stakes in an upright position instead of their normal profile...nice! This is the view from below looking up into the trees where these happy guys live!
Delmus Phelps, Lynchburg, Virginia Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I've been painting for over 30 years part time, but went from managing the maintenance of a 2500 strong factory to painting flowers full time just a few years back.
Boy, what did I get myself into! I'm now chasing the dream before I was to tired to try, and it's been so exciting!
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