Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏

I was first introduced to this beauty by Mr Allen Black over at The Orchid Source Allen had posted a photo of his blooming specimen in a discussion forum and I fell in love. Allen was kind enough to send me some high res pictures so I could create the painting. Check out more of Allen's orchid Photography at: Allen Black Photography

Below is an excerpt from an article over at fellow blogger: Ecelectic Epihytes and Electrophoretic Epigrams
Fredclarkeara is an artificial genus, a hybrid encompassing the natural genera Catasetum, Mormodes and Clowesia. Many species in the Catasetinae group have very dark flowers, but none match the jet-black, inky blossoms of Fredclarkeara After Dark, a grex created by the skillful hybridization of Mormodia Painted Desert and Catasetum Donna Wise. Four selected cultivars of the majestic F. After Dark have received First Class Certificates, the highest award bestowed by the American Orchid Society.

Painting Details:
Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Gothic Prom'‏
Watercolor on paper, 2010
30" x 22"

1 comment:

Conn said...

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi's dead
Undead undead undead
The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count
Bela Logosi's dead
Undead undead undead

sorry. i couldn't resist.