A painting a day #15 “Nun’s orchid”

Today’s painting is another orchid: ‘Nun’s Orchid” I first came across these orchid at Allan gardens, Toronto and wonder about the origin of the name. After some research it is named for its hooded part of the flowers. These plants originally came to the North America from China during the eighteenth century. This attractive orchid is adaptable and easy to maintain.

nun-orchid

original watercolor on 140lb Fabriano cold press paper, 15″x10″

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