Burgundy Lady Slipper
Dave and I attended the London Orchid Society Show in March of 2008 at the Western Fair Complex. That’s where we saw this big, bold beauty.
I couldn’t wait to get back to the studio to see how our photos turned out. They were awesome. I couldn’t wait to begin painting them, but alas, I had commissions to do first.
I have a warped sense of humour, the cartoonist in me I guess. When I look at this bold orchid I see a well-to-do man in a burgundy smoking jacket welcoming his guests to his home. This type of orchid consumes flies and other flying insects for the protein. The insects are trapped in the nectar and can’t get out. After a struggle to survive, they die.
Like all things in life, there are two sides . . . the beauty and the ugliness . . .everything in balance.
I like to look at the beauty and the humour. What about you?
Original - 9 3/4" x 10 3/4"
Print size - 9" x 10"