In Full Regalia

"In Full Regalia"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas 

I went to the Lincoln Park Conservatory to photograph the spring flowers nearly a year ago. This festive beauty was warbling her regal song as I passed, so I captured her likeness and brought it to my studio. 

I wish I hadn't waited so long to paint her. She was a delightful subject, what with all her colors and completely new shapes to articulate.  I plan to paint more orchids.