I bought this orchid five years ago as a present for my wife and every year it blooms again and each year the flowers bloom for longer, this time for over a month. Each time it blooms, it brings some light and beauty into our house.
It's a thing of beauty.
It’s no wonder that orchids are a popular flower for artists to paint. They bloom for a long time. The shapes of the flowers are beautiful, designed to attract the insects they need.
The actual print is gorgeous.
I printed this by hand on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/mA Paper using a top-of-the-line Epson printer with archival pigment inks that is rated for 200+years.
It's uncanny how accurately the print captures the original. I think most people expect a print to be more like a poster. In this case, it's a faithful representation of the art, with subtle layering of color. The paper itself has a soft texture, and the effect is stunning.
It fits a standard frame.
You will receive a 20” x 16” signed print. The image size is 14”x 10” with a 3" border on each side so it fits in a standard frame. You can see what this looks like in the images (frame not included).
I am only printing 100.
Each one is signed and numbered by me. There is a long tradition of printmaking in the art world, and this is an opportunity to purchase directly from the artist.
Limited edition prints of this quality typically cost $150 or much more.
Because I paint, scan, print, market, and ship these myself, I can keep the costs down. I'm not doing this to make money. My goal is to make great art and get it into the hands of collectors who will appreciate it.