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orchid art phaleanopsis orchids hybrid phal painting giclee print (Hausermann's Goldcup x violacea)

Nature's Primary Colors

Original Watercolor painting of a golden phalaenopsis orchid hybrid cross (Hausermann's Goldcup x violacea) by Rose Ganucheau

It never ceases to amaze me; the range of colors that an artist or plant can produce with a very limited amount of pigments on their palette.  This flower uses just yellow and magenta to produce golds, reds and cool pinks.  It's so much fun, with watercolor, to glaze different colors over each other to mix the desired color in the eye instead of on the palette.

Oil painters use big tubes of white.  If orchids were painters they would have big tubes of yellow and magenta.  Those pigments are their "Primary Colors".

Work: 22" x 16"

Full-size (14x21) Limited-Edition giclee' print now available for $120.00 plus shipping.  (Edition size is 50 prints.)