I first saw “Bellissima” this voluptuous Yellow Orchid in a pot under a low canopy of an avocado tree. I was mesmerized by its natural beauty and size that reached the height of 10 1/2″.
The shade cast from the tree covered the plants and grass beneath it like a heavy blanket, muting all color to a dull tone. The one flower immune to this effect was this Cattleya Orchid radiating from under the tree like a morning sunrise. The Yellow was so bright I saw it from a block away and just kept walking towards it. I just had to take this beauty from nature and create the painting “Bellissima” and “Bellissima”.
The yellows from the “Bellissima” orchid where so bright that they changed color throughout the day. As I painted “Bellissima” Archival Re-creation the same metamorphosis happened as the day changed the colors changed too.
This “Bellissima” Archival Re-creation hand painted “Bellissima” and framed this flower with a gold rounded profile frame with black etching all around the inside. Each hand painted art is a unique work of art onto itself since I paint each one a little differently. This burst of sunlight art was exhibited at Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale during their Trend Event and Artist Showing.
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L.A. CLINE, Master Pastel Artist.