The colors of an orchid, delighting the artist within.
The lasting after effects of Valentine’s Day.
Its color, that touches the artist’s soul… more so, than chocolates.
Bold colors of the orchid
In Love With Orchids
Orchids represent: beauty, peace, strength, elegance, perfection.
Due to their symmetry, and the straight lines on their petals, orchids represent beauty in symmetry, and considered epitomes of rare beauty.
In ancient Japan, orchids were royal treasures and considered symbols of wealth.
People of ancient China thought orchids were the epitome of human perfection….. ‘Lan Hua.’
In Victorian England, these lovely flowers were likened to a beautiful woman.
orchid in pale butter yellow
Into the Orchid
Orchids are considered to be symbolic of love.
During the Victorian era, it was a custom to gift rare, exotic flowers to show love and affection.
The more rare the flower, the deeper your love… so it was believed.
Some areas, used parts of the orchids in special “love potions.”
Wild Beauty – Carousel Spider Orchid, in Perth W.A.
symbolism of the orchid flower
Yellow orchids stands for friendship and new beginnings.
Blue orchids are quite rare. Blue orchids represent uniqueness, luxury, meditation, spirituality.
White orchids: innocence, beauty.
Pink can symbolise innocence, femininity, joy. (Also used to celebrate the 14th and 28th wedding anniversary.)
Purple orchids represent royalty, dignity.
Red the universal colour of passion and desire. Red orchids also symbolise strength and courage.
Impressionist Watercolor Bush Orchids
Orchid bright fuschia pink and bits of yellow gold
Magic of Color… Magenta Fuchsia. gelli print, fun process