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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

50. A Passion for Orchids and Conservation: Exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

6 watercolor paintings of orchids at Chicago Botanic Garden, February 11 - March 26, 2017 

Installed with 10,000 live orchids. 
Some are luxurious and colorful, but some others are ghostly and mysterious. There are even weedy ones, too. Orchids. They have been a beloved group of plants among collectors and viewers as well. I have a special spot for them in my heart, too. Along with wildflowers of prairies and woodlands in Midwestern USA, I have been painting native orchid species locally, and rare species from other parts of the world. A very cute pink orchid, Paphiopedilum delenatii, was once considered as extinct, but found again in Vietnam. Darwin's Orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale, is definitely one of the most impressive and anecdotal species. I painted its pollinator, Xanthopan morgani with several orchids around it emphasizing their 'problematic', long spurs and the incredibly long proboscis of the moth. Two local lady's slipper orchids and Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid are rare and endangered species, which local conservation groups have been working hard to preserve.

Original paintings and Joel Oppenheimer Gallery collector's edition are available. For inquiry, contact me. For viewing full image, click http://www.heeyoungkim.net/artists/#/dana-buckley/   

Details of the paintings:
Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morgani, watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2017

Paphiopedilum delenatii, watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2017

White Lady's Slipper Orchid, Cypripedium candidum, watercolor, 22 x 30", ©Heeyoung Kim 2017 

Large Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid, Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubscens, watercolor & graphie, ©Heeyoung Kim 2017

Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, Platanthera leucophaea, watercolor, 22 x 30", ©Heeyoung Kim 2017

Phragmipedium 'Jason Fischer', watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2017


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    1. Thank you, Linda! I am sorry for my belated reply :). The species are just incredible!
      Too beautiful not to paint :)

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  3. These are really are good and nice rare paintings of rare species.

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    1. Thanks, yes they are really beautiful and rare. Nature's wonder! :)

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  4. Thank you, RajkumarChandan, for your kind comments! Yes, they are rare, and beautiful:)

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