Every year, I like to renew my membership at the botanical gardens in Sarasota, Florida and tour the conservatory to see the orchids on display during various exhibits. This past October, I visited the gardens with a friend, and I took lots of photos. I painted this in my studio based on one of the photographs I took that day. I love the flowy composition featuring the bold and lush greenery with pops of the yellow and magenta orchids here and there. Being in the gardens, and in nature in general, helps rejuvenate my spirit, and I want to share the joy I get from plants with you through my artwork.
Original artwork – watercolor and acrylic on 140 lb cold pressed paper, 15 x 11 inches. Available at https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/cynthia-maniglia-14881