Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Orchids

The desktop garden continues to capture my attention. These yellow phalaenopsis of unknown heritage have shown amazing stamina, having thrived outdoors despite slugs, bugs, intermittent rain and browsing wildlife. Now indoors, the plump blooms somehow defy dessication. They've been putting on a show for weeks now. Their crowning moment comes each morning when they're backlit by the rising sun. Here, I paint them abstractly, feeling their spirit in color and strokes.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com

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