Orchid Blossom V4
Digital Art - Digital Paint/collage
This is a fourth version of the abstract series I have created to be a bit reminiscent of the Orchid. While this version resembles the first three this composition is truly quite different from them. I am continually amazed at how long it takes to "create" different versions along a similar pattern. While I think..I enjoy this subject, I desire to create more along the same vein.. and this will go fast...that is not the case. .Indeed, it often takes as long as the first version to get subsequent versions to "feel" right. The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with colorful and fragrant blooms, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6�11% of all seed plants. The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars. Orchidaceae are cosmopolitan, occurring in almost every habitat apart from glaciers. The world's richest concentration of orchid varieties is found in the tropics, mostly Asia, South America and Central America, but they are also found above the Arctic Circle, in southern Patagonia, and two species of Nematoceras on Macquarie Island at 54 degrees South.
November 16th, 2012
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