Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anthurium and Orchid Sketch

© Ellen Blonder
In searching for references for the anthuriums in my painting-in-progress (see posts, below), I stumbled on this sketch I did after a return from a recent trip to Kauai. It was the tail end of winter here, and I was missing tropical flora, so I bought myself an anthurium and some orchids.

Anthuriums are so odd, with those heart-shaped spathes and tiny flowers spiraling around the center spike. I learned there are over 500 species, and that the first ones were introduced to Hawaii in 1889.

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