Cheap Trick

Vanda orchid and Jamba fruit dove, joined together in a festive eye-candy scuffle. Acrylic on cradled board, 28" x 24".

Vanda orchid and Jamba fruit dove embroiled in a festive color scuffle. Acrylic over graphite on cradled wood panel, 18″ x 24″.

Does anyone remember the seductive purple Vanda orchid that won my heart at OKC’s famous Myriad Botanical Garden a few months back? I paired her with a jambu fruit dove (Ptilinopus jambu) from the Oklahoma City Zoo’s aviary.

Jambu fruit dove, sketched in OKC Zoo's aviary. Graphite, 8 1/2" x 11".

Jambu fruit dove, sketched at the OKC Zoo. Graphite, 8 1/2″ x 11″.

Another irresistible lure came in the form of a tube of interference violet acrylic. Call it too much of a long cold winter, call it low blood sugar, call it a screaming need for eye-candy. Yes, I did it, and I’m not sorry.

Looks normal from the front. Step to the right, shine a strong light on the orchid, and get a hit of glittering violet. My next painting may be on black velvet.

Looks unassuming and straightforward from the front? Take a step to the right.

My next painting will be on black velvet.

Happy Sunday.

About zeladoniac

Debby Kaspari travels the world with sketchbook and binoculars, drawing and painting in wild and not-so-wild landscapes. Norman, Oklahoma is her home base, and she lives there with her tropical ecologist husband and a mackerel tabby named Gizmo.
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3 Responses to Cheap Trick

  1. I love the artwork. It’s very exotic and fantastic. Beautiful work.

  2. pam says:

    Oh my! Eye candy incorporated! Love this!

  3. Ann Downer-Hazell says:

    I’m glad to see this blog back from hiatus!

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