Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tropical Orchid

I went to Hawaii last weekend to help my folks with the Manoa Orchid Show. It was good fun. My Mom made mochi and manju to sell as a fundraiser but I got a chance to have some. Sometimes it so good to be home but then California is my home too. My Dad has orchids growing in every possible place around the outside of his house. This painting is from an orchid growing in the front yard. Click here to bid in the DPW auction. 6x6 acrylic on gessobord.

10 comments:

  1. Wow Kaethe! This is glorious! You've captured the sunshine perfectly. How wonderful to have grown up with orchids flowering everywhere. In Australia we have hundreds of native orchids but they are very delicate and difficult to grow compared to the tropical varieties. They are never seen in cultivated gardens, just in the bushland. They come up in Spring and their leaves also disappear once they finish flowering.
    Love your paintings!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. I have heard that orchids grow in almost every climate. I haven't seen the "wild" ones myself. They must be beautiful! Thank you for your comment!

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  2. Amazing painting!!!! wonderful light!!

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    1. Thank you for saying that! It was an afternoon light a day before the vog made everything hazey. (Vog instead of fog because of the volcano effects from the Big Island).

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  3. Lovely work Kaethe! The whole painting is just radiant with light and colors, I love orchids.

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    1. Thank you Helen. My Dad is obsessed with orchids the way I am obsessed with painting!

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  4. Another masterpiece. Your color sense is amazing and has me in awe.

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    1. I am in awe of the bird nest series you have done! Thanks Julie!

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  5. Your sense of color and composition are amazing, Kaethe! I love this piece!

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    1. Thank you Dean. I love your work as well. :)

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