Blue Orchid

Hello! I haven’t posted any blog posts in a while – do forgive me. I’ll try to do it more regularly from now on. Hope you like this painting 🙂

Few plants are as classy and chic as the orchid. I remember being told as a teenager that if a man were to buy me an orchid then he would always treat me with dignity and respect. What a symbol, not only of the sophisticated life but also of delicate beauty and childlike happiness. It is such a pleasure even to gaze on an orchid for a moment, but to own one – to be an orchid-owner – is something intricately special. I personally love the blue ones, especially since it is a colour both of calm and of vibrancy – it is quietly peaceful yet exuberantly loud. The element of reflection depicted here I consider important, though simple – the sincerity and naïveté of this simple flower leads us to reflect on the simplicity of life – the small things that make all the difference. The basic meaning of existence. The smiles, simple words of encouragement and small acts of kindness that make such a difference to people. Let us be inspired by the simple yet beautiful blue orchid.


Oil on 30x40cm (approx. 12″x16″) stretched canvas (with sides painted), ready to hang.

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