This is a Phalaenopsis  Orchid or Moth Orchid as they are sometimes called. It had been blooming for well over 6 months and I’ve been watching the bloom age because it’s just getting better all the time. Thin and papery with delicate veining and lovely subtle colours. Some things age ever so gracefully.

All images © Karen McRae

15 thoughts on “Phalaenopsis

  1. I love everything you post. I look at your photograph and just think “Wow.” I’m still looking at the milkweed.

    I’m not an artist, so excuse my ignorance. I have a question about your leaf drawing–what medium did you use? I am fascinated by that leaf as well. It reminds me of a poem I wrote about a tree letting go of it’s leaves, the same day a dear friend let go after a long struggle with breast cancer.

    Thank you for sharing your work.

    1. Thanks so much Liza, I really appreciate your comments.

      The leaf drawing is done on frosted Mylar with graphite and coloured pencils. I scanned it and added a shadow in Photoshop to give it more dimension.

      I’m glad you are enjoying my images.

      1. I could see the use of pencils but you threw me off with the shadow, which made me think of Photoshop. I didn’t think it could be done with Illustrator, but I wasn’t sure how far advanced it had gotten.

        Thank you.

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